Before The Other Side of Science existed, I had an idea. An idea to bring science to everyone. To make science fun and exciting and to tap into that innate curiosity we all have. Science that’s not written in formulas and numbers but in pictures and stories. Science where ideas are simply presented but with all the excitement that any thrilling narrative would tell. Science that’s relevant and will engage with people beyond academic circles.
Science is much more about a way of thinking rather than a series of facts and figures. It’s about being open to new ideas with those mixed bits of skepticism. And it’s part of all our lives. Decisions we make on a day to day basis require some understanding of science, like what foods to eat to help with a balanced diet or what beer to consume for a cheap night out. But more than that, science has helped us evolve into the people we are today. Everything from those tall skyscrapers to the amazing medical discoveries has helped underpin our society and a lot of our wealth has come from scientific breakthroughs. Science is a not just a tool, its a culture, up there with the great paintings of Monet and Van Gogh or the exquisite sculptures by Rodin and Michelangelo.
It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to learn about the world around us. I’m always intrigued by why something happens or how it works and then how I might be able to apply that to my life. One thing that has always got me was food. How to make food taste awesome. And the more I learn about the science of food, the better my cooking gets! It really is that simple and I hope you’ll find something about science that you love, just as much as I do.
Thank you to everyone that inspired this idea and helped it become a reality. A special thank you to the Brightest Young Minds Foundation and especially the Sexy Science team that were as excited and enthusiastic about this as I was. Go Bananas!
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Scientist,