Another great post by my Facebook friend Phil:
People don't understand science.
And I don't mean that your average person doesn't understand how relativity works, or quantum mechanics, or biochemistry. Like any advanced study, its hard to understand them, and it takes a lifetime of work to become familiar with them. No, what I mean is that people dont understand the process of science. How a scientist goes from a list of observations and perhaps a handful of equations to understanding. To knowing.
And that's a shame, because its a beautiful thing. Its not mechanical, not wholly logical, and not plodding down a narrow path of rules and laws.
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