California Science Center


Larry Kirkland. There are many pavers at the entrance to the California Science Center. Some have images of scientific or natural objects, others have statements on science and nature by scientists, writers, and thinkers. For example, the following is a quote from Emily Dickinson (1852): "Faith is a fine invention. When one can see. But microscopes are prudent in an emergency." Here is a 1934 quote from Albert Einstein: "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." A paver on dolphins and bats asks: "What do bats and dolphins have in common?" A paver on centipedes asks: "Does a centipede have too many legs?" The paver shown below is of a spider with the following text: "Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?"


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