René Descartes, in 1637, is credited with being the first to assign this label to results involving the square root of a negative number.
This human trait of question-asking begins almost as soon as we learn to talk. Young children can confound their parents with their rapid-fire questions.
How different our perception of reality would be if our brains processed visual signals from the optical nerve as only varying shades of beige or pink or grey!
Sometimes, civilization’s design breaks down, and we then see how complex, interdependent, and fragile the system really is.
Evidence of intelligent design shines forth when we consider how the complementarity of human need and tended earth enhances the well-being of both.