The best thing about science – and its mulitpurpose toolkit, skepticism – is that they show you how the Universe really is. Yes, it can be scary, dark, and impersonal. But that’s OK because it’s also complex, deep, marvelous, profound, wondrous, magnificent… and above all, beautiful.
That beauty is out there. All you have to do is stop believing in it, and start understanding it.
- Phil Plait / Bad Astronomer