In Other Words meme, 11th March
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Maybe it is true that the strict and organised way of thinking in science leaves little room for imagination. However, I believe that sciene can not exist without.
I watched a program on tv about professor Stephen Hawkin, writer of the bestseller ‘A brief history of time’. The severe disabilitating illness of motor neurone disease does not stop him from persuing his ultimate goal; to discover the true nature and birth of our universe. His theories all evolve in his thoughts.
There is a tremendous amount of ‘imagination’ needed to discover universal patterns, to combine and transform them into scientific language, to prove and to believe it.
I am an admirer of the ‘great thinkers’ of our world and without imagination most theories would never have happened. It was Einstein who said: ” Imagination is more important than knowledge”.