Neil Degrasse Tyson Quotes
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close.
You cant train kids in a world where adults have no concept of what science literacy is. The adults are gonna squash the creativity that would manifest itself, because theyre clueless about what it and why it matters. But science can always benefit from the more brains there are that are thinking about it - but thats true for any field.
I think that intelligence is such a narrow branch of the tree of life - this branch of primates we call humans. No other animal, by our definition, can be considered intelligent. So intelligence cant be all that important for survival, because there are so many animals that dont have what we call intelligence, and theyre surviving just fine.