Posted: Oct 13, 2011 5:51 pm
by Dudely
There's a difference between thinking you can unravel the mysteries of the cosmos and hoping you can.

No scientist actually sets out thinking that they can find an answer. He or she merely hope to gain the insight- and possibly recognition- that has come to so many before them. The list goes on seemingly forever: Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Feynman; these are people who gave humanity great knowledge not because they thought they could but simply because they wanted to. And for every celebrated genius there are thousands upon thousands of failures.

So what exactly is wrong with what we're doing?