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Diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

Apparently it rains solid diamonds on Uranus and Neptune. Here’s the article which provides an overview of how scientists proved that this is the case.

The key takeaway of the article’s author from the finding is “that the solar system is even more awesomely bonkers than [we] realized”. This is indeed the case.

In addition to this takeaway, the finding reminded me of one specific and one general truth about humanity.

The specific one is the arbitrariness of the value which we assign to material possessions.

The general one is our underestimation of the extent of our irrationalities in general.