George Monbiot, who writes for The Guardian, finished a recent piece on communication in science with the following:
We are deprived by our stupid schooling system of most of the wonders of the world, of the skills and knowledge required to navigate it, above all of the ability to understand each other. Our narrow, antiquated education is forcing us apart like the characters in a Francis Bacon painting, each locked in our boxes, unable to communicate.
There’s that word again: wonder. Why does eveybody ignore this- surely it’s not that difficult to fix?