1) Science is amazing
It's a basic human desire to want to understand the world - Science is simply the best tool we have for doing so. And when we look, it turns out that nature isn’t disappointing. It’s remarkable beyond description. Science is, first and foremost, a celebration of how lucky we are to live in a universe as fascinating and beautiful as this one.
2) Science is important
No matter what you’re studying or in what level of detail, anything taking place in the Universe is based on a simple principle: cause and effect. Any event can be traced to a cause, which can be traced to an earlier cause and so on and so on, right the way back into the mouth of the big-bang expansion 13.8 billion years ago (which we’re still trying to explain). It goes the other way too. From studying the world as it is now, we can work out where it’s going and what will become of our planet.
Science is discovering the past and predicting the future to put the present in context. I sincerely believe that how well we understand Science is the thing which will determine the fate of our entire species.
3) Science is reliable
Science isn’t just a collection of useful facts. It gives us something more important than knowledge: a trustworthy way to get hold of it. The world is rarely the way it appears. It’s complicated and humans are prone to mislead themselves and sometimes each other. There was a time when the Earth was a flat disc and the Sun orbited us. That’s the way it appears and our senses are easily deceived. Science is our best chance at cutting through misleading information and getting to the way things really are. Science doesn’t just give us a picture of the world, it gives us a picture we can be confident of.
4) Science is for everyone
If there’s one thing I enjoy almost as much as studying Science it’s helping other people understand it. No matter what your age, nationality, religion, sex or gender, you have a right to Science.
So many people are put off the subject because it’s perceived as complicated; that it belongs to boffins sitting in labs scratching out brutal equations on squeaky blackboards. The reality is that Science belongs to the entire human race.
Sure, there are some parts which take a lot of work and Science can be hard sometimes (really hard), but I don’t think there is any such thing as an idea which is “too clever” for anyone. Science can be explained to anyone who’s curious enough to ask about it.
I love science, let me tell you why.