How did we allow “vision” and “inspiration” to become dirty words when discussing science? Why are these regarded as fluffy concepts that have no place in the modern world of scientific research? The science journal Nature has carried out an online, international, cross-disciplinary survey of scientists who have published in their journal in the last three years. Of the 800 or so respondents, more than half cite Project Apollo as having directly influenced them to become a scientist. I was stunned. This is Nature-published authors we’re talking about, not contributors to the Liechtenstein Journal of Flying Saucers – they’re supposed to be a more rational breed.… Seguir leyendo »
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