THE SCIENCE OF WHIMSY
“True Science is whimsy.”
There was a young lady named bright Whose speed was much faster than light. She set out one day In a relative way And returned the previous night.
Science is whimsy, for God made the world out of Love and Joy! It is the serious pudding-faced “science practitioners” of our day who put a heavy weight to science – and dare you to disagree!
If you cannot find fun and admiration and joy and gratitude in the science you know, then you have not done science at all!
I took my studying 0utdoors today – it was 61 degrees, for goodness’ sakes!!! That’s a pretty warm February day here in the Far North! I did my work right in the middle of nature with the sounds of many seriously happy birds, the water in the creek babbling over the rocks, and the wind soothing itself through the trees.
So enjoyable, this science of meteorology.
Speaking of which, WHERE IS MY GRANDSON AGAIN?
White-out in the High Sierras
Cooper lives in the Sierra Nevadas where they’ve had five feet of snow one week, six feet the next, five feet again the next week, and one time it was eight to ten feet. Today and yesterday they are having a three to five feet snowfall – not so much – but the wind gusts nearby were measured at 199 m.p.h. (Alpine Meadows) and 193 m.p.h. (Squaw Summit.) Fascinating. Intimidating. My son-in-law works up there at times!
Haven’t received any recent photos of Cooper. Probably don’t have cell phone service again. Or electricity.
I think they could use a little science and technology help out there.
Science is delightfully beautiful but it’s probably not a good time to teach Cooper that “each little snowflake has six points and each one is different from every other snowflake . . .” They’re not seeing “flakes” out there.
Amazingly, the world is so big and man and his dwelling places are so tiny, that Cooper can have his blizzard way over there and I can have my heatwave way over here.
Looks like the Pacific Ocean has been having an unexplained heatwave of its own.
They call it “the Blob” sitting alongside our West Coast, a large heat anomaly. It’s been there for a couple years, but science hasn’t figured it out yet.
It’s still a mystery to wonder at.
And then there is “gorgeous” on an ordinary day:
Do you know what that column of sunlight is called? Do you know what causes it?
Just driving along one evening — all of a sudden, the sun shoots out a pillar of brilliant golden light.
It was gone in 45 seconds.
Just a whimsical reminder of the power and glory of the Creator of all science.