On April 18th I wrote my first entry to this blog. I decided I’d start from a novice level of science knowledge and learn and grow with the online community as I prepared to enter a 4 year M.Sc course in Planetary Science with Astronomy.
I didn’t plan to stay too strictly with just Astronomy but also explore other chemistries and biologies of science. So far I’ve stuck with the topic of carnivorous plants but I thought I’d throw in a curveball and tell you why I believe it is important for all of us to use our scientific potential whether your into the subject or not.
Throughout the history of Science and the evolution of man we are littered with ingenious discoveries that whilst be from different subjects, all share the same component. They are met with a mind that casts the correct eye and spots the fundamental need for an upgrade, an evolution, a revolution to improve human life.
Galileo, Shakespeare, Mother Teresa, Christopher Columbus, George Orwell, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Stephen Hawking.
These are all names you are probably familiar with worldwide and are just an example of people who all shared a passion and hunger to defy the norm and go against the grain and believe what they thought to be true, despite all the distractions of life and negative influences around them.
But what if we are one short?
That could be you, or it could be me, or it could be anyone of the billions of human beings on this planet. What we don’t know all to well is the people around the pioneers of human life who helped create that key spark of discovery.
Think about what we have invented and evolved, from a technological point of view. Now think about what we haven’t discovered or invented. Think about what we might have missed and our current generation of humans are too distracted or misguided to see fatal flaws. Perhaps we are too advanced or too ignorant to see the room for revolutionary improvement. Because I promise you that every human being has the potential to be a Hawking or a Columbus or a Darwin, it is important to encourage yourself and those around you to reach these heights and enter the history books.