The wise man seeks to understand Nature, not gape at it like a fool.
Baruch Spinoza

I admire Spinoza, but I’m a foolish gaper myself. With regard to Nature, my foolish gaping far exceeds my understanding.


I don’t claim to be a wise man, but aspiring to be one seems a worthy goal. So I will seek understanding, but in the meantime, I shall not lay off gaping like a fool.