20 Ways to See the Light

The meaning of light through history in science, religion, philosophy, and culture

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Apr 29 · 12 min read
Illustrations: Graham Roumieu

By Jonathon Keats

“That natural agent or influence which evokes the functional activity of the organ of sight.” So begins the first definition of light in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Additional definitions range from “the inward revelation of Christ”…

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