Exploring The Nature Of Science

Mar 2, 2020

The process of making new scientific discoveries can be unclear. Sometimes, it seems like these scientists are possessed by divine spirits, translating the unimaginable to the unwashed masses. Astrophysicst Jean Creighton believes that's a misperception that can alienate the scientific process from so-called "non-scientists." 

"We’re all scientists, and I think it’s useful for people to realize, ‘Hey, I see things that surprise me, I make some hypothesis.’ In everyday life, we should celebrate our own kind of ability to solve problems — because that’s really what science is," Creighton explains.