Let’s set the record straight. I am not a scientist, just a science enthusiast. To me though calling yourself a science fan seems rhetorical - maybe even meaningless. We live in a world that is the result of science. It allows us to live comfortably, longer, safer and more conveniently. To be anything else but a science fan is nonsensical.

In this ‘post truth era’ science has been bundled up with the so-called ‘establishment’ and labelled ‘not to be trusted’. These people see science as a bag of facts that is forced upon them by the aforementioned ‘establishment’. My short term aim via Science Sayz is to help more people understand what science is. As the late great Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

My longterm goal is to encourage more people to become scientifically literate. I am not entirely there yet myself, so we can learn together. Keep in mind that many scientists are not scientifically literate. Some will be experts in their respective field, but have not dedicated extra time to learning the other fields of science that creates a broader understanding of the world we live in. It only takes a low level understanding of all the sciences to call yourself scientifically literate. But when an important breakthrough is made in stem cell research, or new evidence is put forward around Global Warming, you will have an understanding of what is being discussed.

We are, all of us, constantly learning - unless you choose not to - which is unthinkable to me. This blue planet teeming with life and a mysterious universe full of wonder, mathematical order and inevitably evolution, are all ours to discover. But we all have limited time and a lot of ground to cover, so strap yourself in.