Many of us know Adam Savage as the Myth-Buster, and you don’t get that job without being the kind of guy who asks a lot of questions.

Simple questions may be the foundation of some of the most profound discoveries in human history. Today, we’ll get a number of fascinating stories from Adam that demonstrate how often the most profound innovations come from some simple observations.

Take a look at this wonderful TED Talk where Adam demonstrates how ordinary people can change the world!

Via: TED-Ed 1

I love that concept that the simplest questions can take you out to the very edges of human knowledge. 

We all start with the same tools – the power of curiosity – and we are all explorers. The people who change the world are the ones who thought a little longer about things and are a little bit more curious.

(I had to watch this twice to really understand that story about how we knew the world was not flat, 2002 years ago! I gotta go brush up on my history, geography, and science! )

Delightful!

I gotta go contemplate some grains of sand. Have a great day. Stay curious, open and especially… stay hopeful!

~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. Savage, Adam. “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries.”YouTube. TED-Ed, 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 25 June 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8UFGu2M2gM>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.