Quote of the Day

Quote with a picture of Phil Plait in April 2008 at the Rugby Tavern, London.

“If a little kid ever asks you just why the sky is blue, you look him or her right in the eye and say, ‘It’s because of quantum effects involving Rayleigh scattering combined with a lack of violet photon receptors in our retinae.’” — Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

      1. Yes, and I don’t feel that descriptions of what has been observed, no matter how fine the level of detail, actually answer the question why.

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