Monday thought of the week: curiosity-driven science

A thought:

Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the winters to come?

– Astronomer Carl Sagan in The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (New York: Random House, 1995), p. 400

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