for smiles and childhood nostalgia provided by one of my favorite people
One of the reasons for its success is that science has a built-in, error-correcting machinery at its very heart. Some may consider this an overbroad characterization, but to me every time we exercise self-criticism, every time we test our ideas against the outside world, we are doing science. When we are self-indulgent and uncritical, when we confuse hopes and facts, we slide into pseudoscience and superstition.
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.