Scientific beauty of nature
Recently, on a camping trip with some other Skeptics, we went for a walk in the forest.
It was so wonderful to be surrounded by nature, and I was adequately humbled and reminded that our experience of natural beauty is only enhanced by our growing understanding and scientific explication of the wonders around us…
Embedded in the grand elaborations of the vast machinery of evolution
Observing creatures, other animals like ourselves, with similar eyes, yet exquisitely different adaptations across a sea of diversity.
Entranced by the green of a leaf, doing its part in the processing of the energy from our nurturing star.
The caress of bouncing photons illuminating a world of movement, swirling between the twin beauties of pregnant storers of life
and indifferent harbingers of death.
Delicate expressions of an unconscious Universe, experimenting with innumerable forms and the current successes.
An interdependent web of life.
All flooded and revealed in a scream of sunlight and green
With daggers drawn
Life paints on a canvas of molecules and motions foward to the future of new permutations
and leaves marks of nature’s brush strokes for science to find
Crawling things, an entymologists dream
Fan fare welcomes the enraptured eye
Fragile yet strong, an expression of the purpose of form within randomness
My mind takes flight in the scientific beauty of nature.