Celebrate science when it’s right, but also celebrate it when its wrong.
I’m always surprised to discover people who haven’t yet heard The Infinite Monkey Cage or Radiolab; this week I become their evangelist.
Though Carl Sagan didn’t actually say oft-attributed words, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known,” he undoubtedly thought it. It is impossible to think of Sagan and not connect the idea of discovery and curiosity. When we become adults, we are coaxed by social norms into being incurious. But the human brain doesn’t reward the incurious.