When I grow up, I want to be a Scientist just like Hollywood actors, sports figures and politicians along with some of my friends who insist the Earth is only 2500 years old.
“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”
― Carl Sagan
“Illusions can be pleasant, but the rewards of truth are enormously better.”
― Sean Carroll, The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
And of course, The Bridge of Flowers
It strikes me that all our knowledge about the structure of our Earth is very much like what an old hen would know of the hundred-acre field in a corner of which she is scratching.