What I’ve learned from observing the works of a cancer researcher is that very seldom are discoveries made by one person. All scientists depend on the research of others. All research contributes toward the greater good.
The scientific process is non-linear. It forms a complex network. Every meeting point is a piece of research that is connected to several others. The networks themselves are layered.
At this point in time, I’m struggling to get my head around the magnitude of work that has gone into finding out more about cancer. It’s so complex. It is so complex.
I’m reminded of a song.