I have this renewed interest in scientific advances and theory, which can only be explained by our friend Bill Nye:
My struggle as a Liberal Arts guy is that I used to just not be very interested in science, and now I feel like I’m catching up. I don’t have trouble understanding it, but since I don’t have an educational background beyond High School level Physics, Chemistry and Biology*, a lot of the time I feel like I am pretty much just doing this:
And so while I get really excited about discoveries like all the new planets we found, a few of which are roughly the same size and distance from their mother star as Earth, I also have to do a lot of reading to get a better understanding of all the factors at play. And so I sometimes end up approaching science from more of a linguistic and cultural side, like wondering what it will mean for us if we find a planet we can colonize. How will it affect how we treat each other? How will environmental campaigns do when we have a whole world full of resources that we can pull from?
Due to the scope, I sometimes end up with goofy bits stuck in my search for knowledge, like this: