01. June 2008 · Comments Off on Science is as Important as the Arts · Categories: Links, Ramble

“Our intent is to help shift the public perception of science, so that people realize that science is as important as art, literature, film, theater,” Greene said.

I found this quote interesting. I have always thought we were mostly trying to convince people of the opposite (that the Arts are important) and I’d never heard anyone suggest that people don’t think science is important.

I wonder: perhaps it’s just whatever an individual is “in” that seems as if it is considered less important. Maybe we all feel the need to prove ourselves or our particular profession or interest(s).

Maybe we all just feel under appreciated and want people to like us.

Just pondering ….

(I read the quote here, in an article about Oliver Sacks, a church choir, and more.)

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