The following post was original published at Medium and was subsequently featured in The Scientist Magazine’s February 2017 Notable Science Quotes. I’m moving my writing here, so I am republishing it on this blog.
Bubbling beakers, blazing Bunsen burners, boiling broths and a book. Not just any book, a lab notebook. Each page a record of an attempt to “tear off the mask of Nature and stare into the face of God,” as Sheldon Cooper so humbly put it. The key word here being “attempt.” More