Yes, rainbows are beautiful, but are they good for anything? Indeed, they have been very important for science.
The accompanying photos show our field trip to Altenburg Abbey. The ceiling painting was of the sciences. You can see a telescope and astrolabe in the close up.
A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.
Scientists were dumbfounded to find shellfish looking at them with hundreds of elegantly designed eyes.
The beauty of the night sky can be as inspirational and uplifting as a total solar eclipse.