Sunday Muse

“All colors are one thing, seen in different states of motion.  And that is science’s brilliantly poetic answer to Keats’ complaint that science unweaves a rainbow.”

“…So all these colors can be derived from one of them by moving at an appropriate velocity.  So really, the existence of one implies the existence of all the others.”

“…And the properties of one imply the properties of all the others.  So in a really deep sense, they are the same thing.  But in a complementary sense if you don’t move, they’re all different.”

~ Frank Wilczek, “Why is the Earth So Beautiful?” – On Being conversation with Krista Tippett