In his 1963 Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman famously asked:
If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?
Dr. Feynman answered his own question based on atomic theory.
Inspired by Feynman, Seed Magazine posed the following question to some of the world’s leading scientists:
Imagine that in a mission to change everyone’s thinking about the world, you can take only one lesson from your field as a guide. In a single statement, what would it be?” (more…)