"Clarity, certainty and insight: that is essential for every person. You want to understand it. The incomprehensible, not understanding at all why things work the way they do, is what a lot of people struggle with. People easily say: knowledge is not an end in itself. But if you are in an uncertain situation, then knowledge can indeed be a goal in itself. That has everything to do with the fact that it is functional to understand how things work."

- Tom Postmes about the value of science in the Groningen earthquake problem in an interview with the University of Groningen