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Seth Zenz | Imperial College London | UK

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I want to understand the universe.

I want to understand how the universe works.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe those models get closer and closer to the truth.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe those models get closer and closer to the true rules of reality.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe that although it’s unknowable whether reality has “true” rules, building better and better models is the closest we can get.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe that understanding the true rules of reality will help us understand why the universe exists.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe that understanding the true rules of reality will shed light on the Creator of the universe.

I want to build models of how the universe works that predict the results of experiments, because I believe that the more we can explain without religion the less people will rely on it.

I want to build models of how the universe works that are simple and beautiful.

I want to build models of how the universe works that are simple and beautiful, because these models have the best track record of predicting the broadest range of experimental results.

I want to build models of how the universe works that are simple and beautiful, because I believe the true rules of reality are simple and beautiful.

I want to understand enough of how the universe works that I can build machines to improve people’s lives.

I want to understand enough of how the universe works that I can find new ways to save lives and heal the sick and injured.

I want to understand enough of how the universe works that I can help us stop endangering the climate of our planet.

I want to understand how the universe works so that other people can someday find new practical ways to improve and save lives, even if I don’t quite know what they are and probably won’t work on them myself.

I want to build machines for studying how the universe works, because I find working on those machines to be challenging and fulfilling.

I want to write programs for analyzing data from experiments on how the universe works, because I find analyzing data to be challenging and fulfilling.

Choose as many as you like. If other people want to hear about it, tell them – or, if you prefer, don’t. And if you have more you’d like to add, leave them in the comments!

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  • Bobbie

    I want to know why art touches our souls so profoundly. I am the director of a non profit community arts project in a city in Northern California. I beleive that my plan for a cultural arts center in our city along with certain other elements could make a measurable difference in the quality of life for our city, and humanity as a whole. We want to generate wellness through arts. Watching particle fever was amazing and i am excited about the direction you guys are headed in. I am hoping as scientists you see the need for art, and realize that there are areas like here in Redding, CA that have no truly artistic outlets. I would like to discuss my project with some of you and see your opinions on the possible measurable effect that a city filled with violence and hopelessness can be renewed through arts & wellness. My project is called the Rose Experiment, you can find more info and contact me through the website if you choose @ theroseexperiment.org. thank you for your time. Also, it was interesting to me seeing your experiment taking place underground with a dome on top, that is very similar to what we are wanting to design our arts center by.. why the dome?

  • I want to know why art touches our souls so profoundly” Picasso’s Guernica is heralded as the most profound and stirring paen to human life against war. Zero social effect. A Doritos advert has more leverage, Youtube watch?v=xW7FG9R_E90

    “Best efforts will not substitute for knowledge.” W. Edwards Deming
    Theory is nice, experiment is definitive.

  • Bobbie

    Guernica by Picasso has actually had a significant social effect.
    I wasnt able to view your link, but in my opinion Doritos are gross.
    A painting paired with fresh food is more enticing for me.
    How can you compare a doritos commercial to art?

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
    Albert Einstein

  • Kim in media space

    I want to understand the universe to help answer the question, “Who am I?” #philosophyisfun