Measured Against Reality

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Science, then and now

Here's a nice little comic demonstrating the difference between science now and 100 years ago:

It's sad how spot-on it is, except that scientists (and some parts of the interested general public) are still excited to learn and discover how nature works. I know I find it exhilarating when I learn some deep truth, even if it is at some weak level (an instance was when my Quantum Mechanics professor gave a lecture about how Angular Momentum is just two harmonic oscillators, once again showing that everything important is a harmonic oscillator in disguise). I can only wonder why more people don't share the same enthusiasm for discovery.


  • They've been taught by their schools that thinking is hard. They've been taught by their schools to hate what children naturally love: to learn new things, to love poetry, etc. And then there are those who benefit from keeping people ignorant.

    By Blogger Dr. T, at 2:18 PM, November 29, 2007  

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