Top 10 things everybody should know about science

By Tom Siegfried, 12:16 PM May 9, 2014

Second of two parts (Read Part 1)

In the opening chapter of his famous Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman pondered the nature of science, the laws of physics, and the best way to teach it all. He emphasized that much of the vast accumulation of scientific knowledge could be condensed into some essential principles that allowed all sorts of sophisticated deductions.

Suppose some cataclysm destroyed the world’s scientific knowledge, and it was possible to pass only one sentence about it down to...

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