Today, our collective IQ decreased significantly!

Sir Patrick Moore died today at the age of 89.

If you have never heard of him, he presented the BBC's The Sky At Night for around a half of a century. His work as an astronomer pales into insignificance when it is compared with his legacy in expanding and inspiring the human imagination. He helped put us all into perspective and always encouraged us to think.

Personally, I admired him and have done so for as long as I can remember.

Given that I have this opportunity to mark the great man's passing... a civilisation, we are decreased by his abscence.