13 Sep 2008
Put a Little Science in Your Life
Brian Greene writes in a NYTimes.com article:
…children begin life as uninhibited, unabashed explorers of the unknown. From the time we can walk and talk, we want to know what things are and how they work — we begin life as little scientists. But most of us quickly lose our intrinsic scientific passion. And it’s a profound loss.
Nice words. Even if you can doubt if his work on string theory is science, he is right here. All children are naturally inquisitive – they like to find things out, just as scientists and other geniuses. Arthur Schopenhauer said: Every child is in a way a genius; and every genius is in a way a child. In fact, we all like to find things out. It is sad that we lose our intrinsic scientific passion when we grow up..