Photographer's Note

Just to be perfectly clear: I always follow the rules.
Even if I find them ridiculous.

As a scientist, you must learn to challenge the status quo, to doubt authorities and to ask unpopular questions. Sometimes people ask me: can you believe in God and be a scientist at the same time? Yes, you can. Science and religion describe two different worlds. The beauty and order in the natural world may inspire you to believe in God. What is very challenging though is for a true scientist to blindly follow the orders. It is not that explanations coming from religion do not go well with the current state of knowledge. It is that religion wants you to follow the orders without asking questions. This is why even though being a believer in God, I had to distance myself from religion. I have a lot of respect for tradition, but I realize that a big chunk of it comes from people who are narrow-minded and sometimes simply stupid.

This attitude touches also other aspects of life. If somebody tells me that I can save lives by leaving home only either for work, or for essential shopping, or to exercise in the local area. I will follow the rules. The current rule says that I will save lives by not going inside the park but going with my daughter for a walk around the park instead. I am happy to help. This is a photo I took today along the walk around the park which I see from my windows. It was taken alongside the most expensive street in Middlesbrough, The Grove. The street encircles the park from the southeast. While the spacious park was empty, we met on the way some people who were exercising, jogging or walking around the park. Everybody kept a decent distance from each other.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7427 W: 106 N: 19495] (74637)
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