The Muskrat and the ...

By Maria Popova “We forget that nature itself is one vast miracle transcending the reality of night and nothingness. We forget that each one of us in his personal life repeats that miracle.” In his beautiful 1948 manifesto for breaking the tyranny of technology and relearning to be nourished...

Legendary Cosmologis...

By Maria Popova “Fundamental physics shows how hard it is for us to grasp even the simplest things in the world. That makes you quite skeptical whenever someone declares he has the key to some deeper reality.” “We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the...