Sir Harold Kroto – Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2011 | Lindau Nobel Community
This is a great talk about science and creativity. Among other things he says –
“If you make people think they are thinking they’ll love you, but if you really make them think they’ll hate you.”
Key ideas are –
1. The body of all knowledge and understanding of the way the Physical and Natural World work
2. The application of that knowledge – Technology.
3. The numerous ways in whiich this knowledge is actually discovered – scientific method.
4. Science is the only philosophical construct we have to determine TRUTH with any degree of reliability.
The Ethical Purpose of Education must involve the teaching of young people how they can decide what is TRUE .
Thus the teaching of skeptical, evidence-based assessment of ALL claims without exception is fundamentally an intellectual integrity issue.
“Without evidence, anything goes.”