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As a species we like to minimize ambiguity. Certainty allows us to make decisions resolutely and to reduce internal conflict. It is a cultural sin to be wishy-washy or to flip-flop. And we clearly don't want to be uncertain when we are driving a car or piloting an airplane.

However there is an openness and wonder that can come with not knowing. The basis of science after all is inquiry into the unknown. And the opposite of wonder, fundamentalism, comes from the attempt to answer the unanswerable perennial question. It takes courage to stand in the midst of uncertainty and rest there.

Are you looking at water or clouds. Are they rocks or mountaintops? Does it matter?