“If the fish swam out of the ocean
And grew legs and they started walking
And the apes climbed down from the trees
And grew tall and they started talking
And the stars fell out of the sky
And my tears rolled into the ocean
And now I’m looking for a reason why
You even set my world into motion”
Beautiful song, isn’t it? Isn’t this why we are all here? Wondering why? And How do we make sense of all this? Scientists in various fields stand at the edge of the known reality and dare to peer beyond into the abyss of the unknown, and the driving force behind the endeavor is this unrelenting question of ‘Why? And How?’ The beautiful feeling of trepidation before you find out something new and the feeling of awe that you feel once you know something that you never knew before is beyond anything that materialistic wealth can bring, and every single human being deserves to know what, as a collective species we are doing.
In the contemporary world the nexus between the bleeding frontiers of science and the general populous is very little or is absent in some cases. This is due to lack of access and the in-edibleness of the scientific data that exists, which gives room to ignorance and moronic superstition. What we need are people who can pack that scientific knowledge into digestible little packets and strive to make the general populous scientifically literate. This is exactly what I propose to do.
“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions”.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
When you learn about the intricacies of Evolution, Learn the theories of relativity, Understand how massive a Large Quasar Group is, Make sense of the Moore’s law and see the inevitability of the Singularity, When all you ever learnt is challenged by quantum theory; When you come into terms with the fact that Somewhere in that infinite string of digits of ‘Pi’ is the name of every person you will ever love, the date, time and manner of your death, And the answers to all the great questions of the universe; When you understand that science is the poetry of reality, You will wake up into a whole other universe where every single thing fascinates you in ways that you never thought they will. And I wish to be one of the cogs that push humanity to this reality.
*I wrote this for a freelance writer position on a site, Just thought I should share it.