The 17th century French philosopher René Descartes believed that wonder is the first, most basic, of people’s passions (today we might call the passions ‘emotions’). Descartes also believed wonder is the base from which all learning starts. Many scientists and mathematicians still believe this. Wonder leads to new knowledge; wonder leads to searches for discoveries.
Wonder might be the start of something new.
What do you think?
What about wonder and art? I wonder, what would happen if artists stopped wondering?
What would happen to you – and to the world – if scientists and artists no longer wondered?