Feel Better, Be Bilingual

By Ooi Kee Beng

February 2012 EDITORIAL
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Why is it so important to scientists to discover extra-terrestrial life forms? They know the odds are astronomically small.Well, they are hoping against hope, certainly. But I think that it is because they intuitively know that the leap in knowledge about Life and the Cosmos that such as discovery would bring would dwarf much of what we already know. It would precipitate a revolution in human thinking to have a chance to compare one tree of Life against another totally...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com