The ways of creation are wrapped in mystery. We may only marvel, and bow our head.
At the entrance to the California Science Center is Aerial, a complex installation of over 300 gold- and palladium-coated spheres meant to help us ponder the concept of Origin, from the minute level of the chromosome to the grandiose scale of a galaxy. Underneath the display, it's impossible not to notice how the light catches each sphere beneath the pavilion, and it has the effect of making the viewer feel both small and large at the same time. The exhibit itself is an achievement, but what I like best about it is how it presents such a beautiful pointing finger to one of the largest questions of them all: How did we get here?
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
(beginning and end quotes from Albert Einstein)