Maria Popova has collected a multitude of perspectives and definitions from some of science’s greatest minds. They touch on creativity, fear of failure, curious ignorance, mystery and more.
Here’s one from physicist and mathematician Max Born that I contributed:
Science is not formal logic — it needs the free play of the mind in as great a degree as any other creative art. It is true that this is a gift which can hardly be taught, but its growth can be encouraged in those who already possess it.
Bookmark this list, and make it part of your journey of discovery.
The returns aren’t all in yet on today’s Republican primaries but President Obama didn’t wait. He kicked off his 2012 campaign against Mitt Romney with a hard-hitting speech centered on the House Republicans’ budget plan – which Romney has enthusiastically endorsed.