The necessity of awe | Curio

The necessity of awe

22 mins | Aug 9, 2020

It drives scientists to make a leap into the unknown. Emotions transform the world like magic. Just as rituals instil awe in the faithful, wonder drives discovery in science. So, for philosophy professor Helen De Cruz, it's not a surprise that the sentiment is central to scientific imagination. In this piece for Aeon magazine, she explores further.

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