Guest Blog by USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM Speaker Louie Schwartzberg
Albert Einstein remarked, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” He knew something that many scientists and engineers overlook in their quest for truth: nature holds the answers we’re seeking! We’re simply here to learn nature’s language and laws and how we can interact with it. Every law of the universe can be witnessed by observing nature. In the west, we like to believe we arrive at facts once they’ve been scientifically validated. Truthfully, the facts were written long before humans arrived on this planet and we are simply catching up. What science brings to the table is a deeper understanding of why things happen, and how to ensure the right things continue to happen so both our species and planet thrive together.