Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Science and Inspiring People

Science Park in Valencia

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela

The architecture of the Science Park in Valencia is stunning. The park includes a planetarium, an interactive science museum, a basketball court, Turia Water Garden, oceanographic park and a performing arts centre. It has unfortunately become a symbol of profligate spending and financial mismanagement. But what speaks to me is the stunning vision of the architects and those involved in creating this park in a dried up river bed.

Gratitude should not blind us to the wrongs done; science, like many things in life, can be used for good or bad. It has been suggested that reflecting on what is good may help us to identify and root out what is bad.

Science and scientists impact on our daily lives in a myriad of ways. I have had several family members who have died of cancer and so I am thankful for those scientists who have worked on research into cancer – on understanding this disease, on early diagnosis and treatment.

I am thankful for all who provide information and support to individuals and their families at a time when they most need it.

Today: I reflect on the ways science affects my life. I am thankful for the good it does.

I am grateful to Macmillan Cancer Support which provides information resources, telephone helpline and support at a time when individuals and families can most benefit from it. 

1 comment:

  1. A science magazine has an article 'What scientists can be grateful for" and makes an interesting read alongside this post.