“Well, someone has to know this stuff”

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scienceisthecoolest

I fucking love science.

The mindset of make a guess, test it as best you can, and record everything for the next person to learn from seems like the most meaningful path we individuals can take as members of a social species. It emboldens our personal creativity and answers for our impermanence at the same time.

This talk explores the ancient relay race of our knowledge in mathematics, starting at 3000 BCE. That we can even trace the race is astounding. That we have created institutions like this community college to continue the race is hope inspiring.

Also, it’s the job of every generation to convince the next to pursue the race. This is how Walt Disney tried it:

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