To children the world is a vast experiment, a laboratory of how things interact with one another. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Every Child Is Born A Scientist October 30, 2013 We are a society obsessed with death and dying. It's time we moved the other way and put more of our energy into celebrating life and living. We have a lot to learn from our children here, who are constantly performing grand experiments about the world. Until, that is, we stop them.