Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is "mere". I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat, de Richard Phillips Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew L. Sands - Publicado por Addison-Wesley, 1963