"Telling a story is one of the most persuasive means of communication...How we persuade is how we deliver and tell our story to the jury. Storytelling is the most basic means of communication." -Gerry Spence, renowned Trial Attorney
Science at an early age can open one up to the wonder of the Universe but dogma at an early age can limit and close the mind to puddles of ideology when there is an ocean of knowledge waiting for someone to dare to know.
Carl Sagan stated, "we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers" and "We live on a hunk of rock and metal that circles a humdrum star that is one of 400 billion other stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy which is one of billions of other galaxies which make up a universe which may be one of a very large number, perhaps an infinite number, of other universes. That is a perspective on human life and our culture that is well worth pondering."
Education in America is only a means to a job and lacks vitality and innovation to be a force for wisdom and understanding. The possible benefits early interdisciplinary Science:
More scientific interest and innovation and greater awareness of what unites humans is an important meme for human society.
Religion has had its free reign to limit and divide the young minds at an early age. Religious stories do not compare with the Cosmic evolution story that science has to offer. The problem is that the religions have taken advantage of telling stories to the youth and connecting their religious dots. Religion has been telling a story early and often. Science is coming too late and in puzzling pieces for our youth. We are story telling primates and stories are what stay with us. Science needs more story tellers of the Cosmos on the origins and evolution of life in the Universe. We need them in our classrooms in elementary school. We are story telling apes and our stories have the power to influence our brains and our ideas.
Society is hiding the wonder and reality of the Universe from the children in America because our education system fails to connect the scientific dots and allows religion and cultural anti-intellectualism to bully our schools into silence.
Society is failing children by hiding the reality of the world from them and by not sharing the wonder of the story of Cosmic and Earth evolutionary history.
Sir Martin Rees - "I think it would be a real cultural deprivation if everyone could not share the mystery and wonder of the cosmos that modern science reveals to us the emergence, from simple beginnings, of stars and planets, and the intricate evolution on Earth of life and intelligence."
"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with colour, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?"