Yesterday news broke that scientists have found overwhelming evidence for gravitational waves that basically prove the theory of cosmic inflation.
In a world I want to live in, headmasters of schools around the world would interrupt classes to share the news and teachers would be discussing the significance of it with their students. A sense of excitement would be spreading across university campuses around the world. Office and factory workers alike would be abuzz with the news over their coffee breaks. Parents couldn’t wait to get home to tell their kids about how humanity has again just inched every so slightly forward in its understanding of the cosmos.
However, even in the most educated societies we are awash with the living dead. Where superstition and fairy tales can trump the magic and beauty of science. Where curiosity and the pursuit of the truth is less important than the comfort of ignorance.
In a world I want to live in we would all be working very hard to fix this.