No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

20130413-133758.jpgOur lab here at WVU is now stuck on repeating this quote from the poem Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”), a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann. In response to his Government’s losing its majority in the Canadian federal election, 1972 Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau quoted the Desiderata by reassuring the nation that “the universe is unfolding as it should.” We reassure ourselves that successes and failures in our experiments are also part of the universe’s grand design.

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