Science is competitive, aggressive, demanding. It is also imaginative, inspiring, uplifting.
We became astronomers thinking we were studying the universe, and now we learn that we are just studying the 5 or 10 percent that is luminous.
In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten. That's probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance-to-knowledge. We're out of kindergarten, but only in about third grade.
Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
Does Sex Matter? Of course it does. But does it matter enough to Matter? That's a different question.
No observational problem will not be solved by more data.
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