Feynman on Science

When I was growing up, science was all the rage. Rockets going to the moon, pictures flying through the air (TV), plastics, it was all so cool and happening so fast. About 10-15 years ago, science started taking it on the chin. Dumb became cool, and the eggheads became “elite.” All the answers of the world, it was argued, could be found in the Bible, so why are you wasting your time on quantum physics?

Plus, people seem to love when scientists get it wrong. See? See? I told you those eggheads were worthless. But as Richard Feynman explains, scientists have always been in the process of discovery. They learn new things which puts past lessons in a whole new perspective. It even makes some of those past lessons downright wrong. Which is kind of the most awesome thing about discovery.

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