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We explore because we are curious by Brian Cox

 


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Science, of course, has no brief to be useful, but many of the technological and social changes that have revolutionized our lives have arisen out of fundamental research carried out by modern-day explorers whose only motivation is to better understand the world around them.

These curiosity-led voyages of discovery across all scientific disciplines have delivered increased life expectancy, intercontinental air travels, modern telecommunications, freedom from the drudgery of subsistence farming and a sweeping, inspiring and humbling vision of our place within an infinite sea of stars.

But these are all in a sense spinoffs.

We explore because we are curious, not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets.


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 Science, of course, has no brief to be useful, but many of the technological and social changes that have revolutionized our lives have arisen out of fundamental research carried out by modern-day explorers whose only motivation is to better understand the world around them.

These curiosity-led voyages of discovery across all scientific disciplines have delivered increased life expectancy, intercontinental air travels, modern telecommunications, freedom from the drudgery of subsistence farming and a sweeping, inspiring and humbling vision of our place within an infinite sea of stars.

But these are all in a sense spinoffs.

We explore because we are curious, not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets.

Brian Cox 
The Quantum Universe: Why All That Can Happen Does Happen 




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