The Intellectual Standard


Inspiration is just as important to scientists as it is to artists. Ein­stein's theories of special relativity were famously drawn from his boyhood question, "What would riding upon a beam of light be like?" Archime­des came to his famous eureka moment, and uncovered the principle of buoyancy, in a bath. Without moments of inspiration like these, humanity would not have made the progress that it has. Taking a broad view of the world has historically been a large part of the academic world; however, there is still a constant struggle with academic tunnel vision. When one becomes obsessed with a singular field,failure to recognize the potential applications of the problems, methods, ideas, and inspirations from other fields becomes an even greater possibility.