demon!aria

Both skepticism and wonder are skills that need honing and practice. Their harmonious marriage within the mind of every schoolchild ought to be a principal goal of public education. I’d love to see such a domestic felicity portrayed in the media, television especially: a community of people really working the mix- full of wonder, generously open to every notion, dismissing nothing except for good reason, but at the same time, and as second nature, demanding stringent standards of evidence- and these standards applied with at least as much rigor to what they hold dear as to what they are tempted to reject with impunity.


— Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World [x]