Science is the only news

Science is the only news. When you scan through a newspaper or magazine, all the human interest stuff is the same old he-said-she-said, the politics and economics the same sorry cyclic dramas, the fashions a pathetic illusion of newness, and even the technology is predictable if you know the science. Human nature doesn’t change much; science does, and the change accrues, altering the world irreversibly. 

A famous quote by Stewart Brand, that appear in John Brockman’s essay (and book) The Third Culture

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3 Responses

  1. jfromm says:

    I would say it is not the only news, but the only news that really matters. Even in science there are areas which have nearly reached the edge of knowledge. We have explored the limits of the very small and very large. What is left is the very complex – that’s why blog as yours are important.

  2. admin says:

    Right, Jochen. Complexity is the next scientific revolution. And it is happening now…
    Thanks for your comment and congrats for your blog as well.

  3. Conor Neill says:

    A profound thought as I read the Vanguardia this morning…

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