Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Erwin Chargaff — April 20, 2018

Erwin Chargaff

It is the sense of mystery that, in my opinion, drives the true scientist; the same blind force, blindly seeing, deafly hearing, unconsciously remembering, that drives the larva into the butterfly.  If [the scientist] has not experienced, at least a few times in his life, this cold shudder down his spine, this confrontation with an immense invisible face whose breath moves him to tears, he is not a scientist.”

Question for Meditation: Have you ever been confronted by the invisible?