Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wisdom from Berkeley

"People should feel more entitled to go out and investigate things that scientists might say don't exist. The broader purpose of science is to find out what's going on in the world. What I'm saying is that the lay public can actually help science, and has a right, even a responsibility, to do so."

-Berkeley associate Professor of Philosophy Sherrilyn Roush.

Typically, I don't agree with much that comes out of Berkeley but I think Professor Roush is dead on with this statement.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. Getting out there in the world and exploring, being in nature, learning, experiencing, and keeping an open mind does nothing but better you as a person. Then, if you are one of the lucky ones who gets to discover something new, and then get to bring that discovery to light for the rest of the world, then the world benefits from your experience, as well.

    Finally... Berkley got something right! I guess even broken clocks ARE right twice a day ;)