“When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.” –Joss Whedon
When you first venture out into the world, you’re armed, as a human being, with an incredible intelligence, but with no experience. All sorts of basic things must be learned, often the hard way: hot things will burn you, hot things that don’t look hot will also burn you, and that even very cold things will burn you, too.
Figuring those things out — and the process by which you learn them — is science, in and of itself. But to move forward requires that we understand why, and that’s where scientific theories, leaps and even revolutions come into play. Don’t let bad science reporting take you away from what science is really all about: the knowledge and joy of figuring out how the world and Universe really works.