more impressive the other way

"It would be more impressive if it ran the other way" said Oscar Wilde when seeing Niagara Falls for the first time. I like this idea of Oscar Wilde standing next to Niagara Falls, thinking that it's "a lot of unnecessary water going the wrong way and then falling over unnecessary rock"

Why do I blog this unlike other people who analyze this statement in terms of places and wonder, this quote seems interesting to me as a sort of motto for a near future laboratory approach of observing the world. Looking at fringes, taking other perspectives, questioning situations... maybe there are indeed more pertinent structures than water flowing down on "unnecessary rocks".