At first, it might seem strange that a writer might be such a fan of Science! However, most scientists are readers and writers of Science Fiction and a whole lot of other genres. I’m not going to list every famous writer who is also a scientist … that would take all day. But I am going to give you a quick breakdown of why scientists are drawn to writing fiction.
Science is all about the beauty of Truth. Scientist are constantly questioning what is known, and will even question their own understanding of what is known. This means Science is a creative way of understanding reality, building it up from the facts as we understand them AT THAT TIME. As technology gets better, or someone investigates a new like of thought, these facts can change.
Science is not a religion, but it is a philosophy. You just can’t get to the end of a field of science and draw a line under it and say ‘This is it’. There will always be new ways of understanding the facts. Scientists have creative and enquiring minds … just like writers.