What Do Feelings Have To Do With Science?

Learning which actions and emotions feel good and which feel bad happens at a young age. Some people believe this serves an evolutionary purpose–We tend to feel bad about lying because close relationships and trust are important for the continuity of our species. But sometimes, society teaches us to experience emotions in unhealthy ways. For instance, school has taught us to be ashamed and afraid of confusion and uncertainty. The purpose of an exam is to demonstrate what we know, not to articulate what we don’t. But those who are truly intimate with science disciplines know that confusion is what Read More …