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The Importance of Science for Everyone

I read an Isaac Asimov quote this morning, and it seemed right on. Asimov was a popularizer of science, something I also attempt. While some of his books are dated and a bit out of fashion, mostly they are terrific. Here's the quote. It's from his "New Guide to Science."
"No one can really feel at home in the modern world and judge the nature of its problems -- and the possible solutions to those problems -- unless one has some intelligent notion of what science is up to. Furthermore, initiation into the magnificent world of science brings great esthetic satisfaction, inspiration to youth, fulfillment of the desire to know, and a deep appreciation of the wonderful potentialities and achievements of the human mind."
In other words, science is not just for scientists.
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