Why We Need the Explorers

Here’s some perspective for you. A TED talk by Brian Cox on why we should refrain from ever thinking that we know “enough”, and why explorers are paramount to the development of our species:

He cites my favorite speech by Carl Sagan, the Pale Blue Dot commencement address, as well as Humphry Davy:

Nothing is more fatal to the progress of the human mind than to presume that our views of science are ultimate, that our triumphs are complete, that there are no mysteries in nature, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.