Sometimes adults are just big babies and babies are just small scientists in diapers instead of lab coats.
Likewise, would adult scientists benefit from wearing diapers?
Perhaps a renegade researcher might find out someday.
Here’s an interesting excerpt from Ian Leslie’s ‘Curious’
“Any parent of a young child knows that small children love to run psychological tests on adults, testing their limits. The naughtiness of infants is experimental, a method of data collection.
When a mother tells her son not to eat dirt, he immediately wonders what will happen if he does and how his mother will react. The child who pushes over his elder sister’s carefully constructed tower of play blocks is doing so not just towatch the structure collapse, but to see his sister explode.
At first, children hypothesize that there is no difference between what others are thinking and what they are thinking, that everyone is thinking the same thing. Then they notice that the theory doesn’t hold—different people seem to say and want different things, becoming upset when they don’t get them or happy when they do. That’s when children become interested in what’s going on in those other minds—when empathic curiosity begins. Before even this stage, children are sophisticated mimics, imitating adult behavior even when they don’t know why they’re doing so, yet quite capable of discriminating between the adults worth imitating and those best ignored”