Heinz R. Pagels —

Heinz Rudolf Pagels was an American physicist, an adjunct professor of physics at Rockefeller University, the executive director and chief executive officer of the New York Academy of Sciences, and president of the International League for Human Rights. He is best known to the general public for his popular science books The Cosmic Code, Perfect Symmetry, and The Dreams of Reason: The Computer and the Rise of the Sciences of Complexity... (wikipedia)

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
Science shows us what exists but not what to do about it.
I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science.
Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the young but never the actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event.