The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental cradle of true art and true science. He who can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. Past RA member Albert Einstein
Simon Blackburn is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and half-time Research Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and a member of the Humanist Philosophers' Group. His more recent publications include Think (1999), Being Good (2001) and Lust (2004).