“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


The interrobang is a nonstandard punctuation mark that superimposes a question mark (also called the interrogative point) and exclamation point (called, in printer’s jargon, a “bang”). It is a humorous symbol for The Way of Wonder, for it pairs the meanings/values of Wonder (?) and Radiance (!), Mystery and Power, Freedom and Love, Shiva and Shakti—the archetypal Complements. 

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