“You see, science seeks knowledge that’s objective and rational. That’s the beautiful thing about science.

But we also have a cultural myth that the doing of science, what we do every day to get that knowledge, is also only objective and rational, like Mr. Spock.

And when you label something as objective and rational, automatically, the other side, the subjective and emotional, become labeled as non-science or anti-science or threatening to science, and we just don’t talk about it.”

Professor Uri Alon fortæller i denne 15:52 minutters TED talk om det at være blokeret, at være i det “ukendte”, i sin research netop fordi videnskaben definerer sig som objektiv og rationel og dermed glemmer den subjektive og følelsesmæssige side af det ikke kun at være videnskabsmand (og kvinde) men også et menneske.

Hans bud på hvordan man kommer videre når man er befinder sig i det ukendte? Det er såmænd improvisations teater!