Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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An Exploration of What Makes Us Curious
Mario Livio Ph.D.
You may not have known that symmetries are the bread and butter of fundamental physics.
A mathematician attempted in the 1930s to formulate a mathematical formula for the aesthetic pleasure.
Dictatorial regimes and narrow-minded ideologies attempt to forcibly suppress curiosity.
The relation between science and religion is a topic that will likely continue to be discussed in the future.
Why do even the greatest scientists make blunders? Are there "brilliant blunders?"
Denial of climate change and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic bet against the judgment of science. Human life is at stake.
In a world of narrow specialization is there something still to be gained from broad knowledge and intense curiosity?
Empathy may not be a panacea for all of society's problems, but it can help.
On the horrible effects of intimidation.
Curiosity fuels brain growth, and brain growth drives curiosity. And you wouldn't be so curious if your ancestors hadn't learned to cook.
Mario Livio, Ph.D. is an astrophysicist, bestselling author of Galileo: And the Science Deniers and a popular speaker who has appeared on The Daily Show, 60 Minutes, and NOVA.