Jacques Cousteau on Scientists
"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious person looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) was a French filmmaker, oceanographer, and conservationist best known for his documentary television series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Before climbing aboard his ship Calypso and donning his famous red beanie for the TV cameras, Cousteau served 19 years in the French Navy and helped invent the Aqua-Lung, the world's first scuba device. Cousteau was highly decorated through his life and was a member of the Académie française until his death in 1997.
"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious person looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on." -Jacque Cousteau
Cousteau's grandson, Fabien Cousteau, is also an ocean explorer, as well as a Big Think expert.
Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.
- Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
- At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
Can sensitive coral reefs survive another human generation?
Research has shown that men today have less testosterone than they used to. What's happening?
- Several studies have confirmed that testosterone counts in men are lower than what they used to be just a few decades ago.
- While most men still have perfectly healthy testosterone levels, its reduction puts men at risk for many negative health outcomes.
- The cause of this drop in testosterone isn't entirely clear, but evidence suggests that it is a multifaceted result of modern, industrialized life.
Michael Dowling, Northwell Health's CEO, believes we're entering the age of smart medicine.
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