“The word ‘mundane’ has come to mean boring and dull, and it really shouldn’t. It should mean the opposite because it comes from the latin ‘mundus’, meaning the world, and the world is anything but dull; the world is wonderful. There’s real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality.“
- Richard Dawkins, ‘Enemies of Reason: Slaves to Superstition’.
Tim Williamson, photograph by Steve Pyke, in The New York Times Opinion piece, “Why Philosophy?”
“Logic resembles good poetry: a precise and radical imagination, an elegant and powerful form, exactly the right expressions in exactly the right order, subtle variations on a theme, the unfamiliar articulations of the familiar, reflection in language on language and its relation to the world, depth achieved through scrupulous accuracy.”