The decline in interest for science by the general public can be explained by the human tendency to perceive logarithimically rather than linearly. Science education can address this problem to alter the destiny of science.
Young Scientists Journal – the world’s peer review science journal written and edited exclusively by 12-20 year olds – held its second annual conference on 14 October 2015 at The King’s School, Canterbury. Around 250 students from more than 20 schools attended, with some even flying in from Ireland and Scotland.
The question posed asks whether time and place, or exceptional genius has the greater part to play in the advancement of scientific understanding. In this essay I will try to gauge the extent of each factor in such discoveries, and how this affects the discoveries that are made.