Mark Lewney: lost and scared without science

Dr Mark Lewney is a musician and science presenter, winner of the first NESTA FameLab competition in 2005 and presenter of the 2008 Schools Lecture Tour for the Institute of Physics, entitled “Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions”.

Without science, we’re as lost and scared as a Homo Erectus in a thunderstorm. Sure, science makes us all healthier and wealthier and all that. But to only ever ask what practical benefits science can bring is to live the life of an animal in clothes.

Ultimately, science is important for the same reasons that music, freedom or love are important: to populate the dark, cold universe with amazing little beings which seek to do more with their brief existence than merely make it more comfortable, or less brief.

Science provides natural explanations for your existence - a map which tells us where you are and what you are. If you don’t think such explanations are important, existence is probably wasted on you.


  1. lauren
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 11:51 AM | Permalink | Reply

    so inspireing this man is a genius

  2. chithrakarunakaran
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 9:40 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Scinece is the nature itself.But no one try to understand the real meaning of science.Every thing that we find, create, innovate ,experiment,are from the nature. We can't do aything related to science without nature. Every thing ( theoties, inventions, new species , gravity etc.,) that we find are really find in the nature. But using our experimental knowledge(science) we can recreate the law of nature as science. So 'SIMPLY WE CAN SAY THAT SCIENCE IS THE EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE OF THE LAW OF NATURE'.

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