There is quite a memorable scene in the sci-fi thriller 2012, where the President of the United States tells a young scientist that in a scenario of post apocalyptic rejuvenation of the human race a scientist is worth twenty politicians. For me, this scene of fictional Hollywood drama best captures the vitality of science in our life.
We all know science to be a catalyst towards progress. But its so much more. It sprouts from an idea, develops into a question, the question feeds on an answer through deliberation and conversation and finally an understanding is reached.
Now what we learn may not be the absolute truth. Seeing the magnitude of our research, most of our speculations can be false. But for the time being, it is these theories which fuel all our endeavours, and in this spirit I present to you Vasant Valley’s tribute to this great pursuit to the truth: Science.