What is a scientist?

“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.” — Jacques Cousteau

I saw this quote and it struck me that Cousteau, a famous seaman who studied the sea and life in and under water, would use a keyhole metaphor. Now, I think it’s a great metaphor, especially in how it implies the limits of what we’ll be able to see.

But still, it made me smile.

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