My favorite part of his autobiography has nothing to do with America or any of the latter events of the late 18th century.
As an undergraduate studying computer engineering 24 years ago, I read a book that molded my perspective on science, scientists, and politics.
When I talk to people about astronomy, they sometimes mistake it as astrology. But astronomy and astrology are diametrically opposed.
Those in the path of totality will have a special treat as the sky should go dark to the point stars appear.
Our knowledge of the physical universe expands, but our souls are still a matter of philosophy and faith.