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A scientist is supposed to have a complete and thorough knowledge, at first hand, of some subjects and, therefore, is usually expected not to write on any topic of which is not a master. This is regarded as a matter of noblesse oblige. For the present purpose I beg to renounce the noblesse, if any, and to be freed of the ensuing obligation. My excuse is as follows:

We have inherited from our forefathers the keen longing for unified, all-embracing knowledge. The very name given to the highest institutions of learning reminds us, that from antiquity and throughoutmany centuries the universal aspect has been the only one to be given full credit. But the spread, both in width and depth, of the multifarious branches of knowledge during the last hundred odd years has confronted us with a queer dilemma. We feel clearly that we are only now beginning to acquire reliable material for welding together the sum total of all that is known into a whole; but, on the other hand, it has become net to impossible for a single mind fully to command more than a small specialized portion of it.

I can see no other escape from this dilemma (lest our true aim be lost for ever) than that some of us should venture to embark on a synthesis of facts and theories, albeit with second-hand and incomplete knowledge of some of them - and at the risk of making fools of ourselves. 

So much for my apology.

Erwin Schrödinger
What is Life?




About the writer...

Born in León, in the north-west of Spain in 1988, Ángela Bernardo holds a BSc in Biotechnology and a MSc in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. Currently living in Barcelona (Spain), Ángela works in the areas of science communication and journalism, project management and business development in the biotech & pharma sector. 

Etternal apprentice of everything related to Biotechnology, Communication, Tech Transfer & Innovation, Intellectual Property and Biolaw, Ángela is a PhD student in the Chair in Law and Human Genome (Basque Country). She is also the Chief Communications Officer of the Spanish Federation of Biotechnologists and works as a blogger, contributor and editor of different mass media (iLeón, E-Innova, Biotecnoblogos).

But the most important thing is that she enjoys life - to be happy - it's all that matters.


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