Science can be FUN

Did you know science could be fun?  Yes, science.

Not science that body of knowledge.  Not science the technology.

Science, the rigorous process of learning that was invented a few hundred years ago.  That science.  It can be fun!

How fun?  Ever heard about Einstein?  He liked to imagine himself traveling really fast, like being on a train and going so fast that light itself would stand still.  How fun is that?  How fast have you ever imagined yourself going?  NASCAR fast?  Or light speed?

How about another physicist, Hawking?  Talk about fun.  He sits around all day yet imagines himself standing on the surface of a neutron star, or better yet, a black hole.  Hawking is the guy who figured out that black holes could evaporate!

And what does this have to do with behavior?  Plenty.  Einstein, Hawking, and many others perform thought experiments.  They use these crazy sort of scenarios to push their own boundaries of what they know, sorry, what they THINK they know of physics to try and understand it better.

Believe it or not, there is already a class of professional students of behavior who do this on a regular basis.  And they are professional because they get paid for it.  Can you guess who they are?  Hint: it’s probably not your first choice!

 

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