Fellow travelers, let us ask the questions so we may know. The big questions, the important questions of all time. The questions that free us from ignorance and shine the light of knowledge upon the dark shadows of belief.
Who are we?
What are we doing here?
What is all this stuff?
Where did it all come from?
Right now, The Astronomers, peering into the small and large Universe, cannot the question. We have not yet stepped into the light of knowing where everything came from. The beginning, the start, the inception but, take heart, students of the way. Embrace the question. The question is the answer, for we will never know everything. There may not be a beginning, there may not be an end, and the mystery may unfold forever, keeping Astronomers on the eternal road of infinite study for ever and ever and ever. SPACETIME!
Don’t for one second let this dismay you, for this is our way, this is our calling, our quest and our destiny. To not know is to question. To search is to find. To look is to gaze upon Universe in wonder and awe. In each moment of wonder is the seed of knowing.
All the great astronomers of the past, it was the not knowing that drove them on. It was the question that made them look, the awe that drew them. Let us in all ways and at all levels of our enterprise celebrate not only the facts, for they are the compass to guide us through the sea of morons, our anchor on the drowning oceans of the deep. Great googly moogly!