The search for answers.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature - Michael Faraday
Science is all around us. But very few notice it and wonder the source of nature. Great scientists knew something is out there but they couldn't pin point the source. Their work and study was driven by the urge for finding answers. Why does this happen? What makes it move? Where does it come from?
But science evolved after 16th century rapidly when scientists starting having tools at their disposal for their research. They could experiment and find answers to their questions.
Before that time, in 8th century and in fact even in B. C., there were people who had the same questions that were unanswered till 17th century. Those people were called Philosophers, thinkers, seers, saints, sages. The had the same questions regarding the laws of nature but not the right tools to find answers. Probably that's why they tried to find the answers within.
Both scientists and philosophers go mad in their search. It drives them crazy to not being able to explain the phenomena out there. But they dedicate their whole life in pursuit of getting answers. Material things would not affect them.
People think that science and philosophy are two extreme studies or pursuits. But the people following these pursuits have the same purpose, same goals, same end. Only the means are different.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better - Albert Einstein