Dreaming around the cosmos treading the dawn of a new year one thought demands freedom in the interweb. Science has brought us to our current state of affluence and security, applied through a kaleidoscope of disciplines that weave the fabric of our cultural present. Science, too, holds the promise of alleviating and possibly resolving the yawning issues of climate change, pollution, land degradation and species extinction – devils that have been our close companion since the industrial revolution.
We live in a complicated and rapidly changing world, but if we’re all more scientifically literate then we can choose the kind of earth we ultimately bequeath to our descendants.
Science literacy is as important as reading, writing, eating and drinking, music and the arts. With some understanding of science we can dare to hope for a brighter future for ourselves and for our great great grandchildren.