What scientific concept has changed the way you see the world?
Like Identity – Evolution – Richard Dawkins 1976 Classic “The Selfish Gene” has to still be one of the best introductions – and everything Richard has written is worth reading.
Uncertainty is also way up there, both as expressed by Werner Heisenberg and Kurt Goedel (and Goedel Escher Bach is a great introduction to Goedel’s work). And how this leads one to seeing the very notion of Truth as a simplistic illusion.
Complexity, particularly as expressed by Steven Wolfram (rule 30 is a great starting point – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_30) and David Snowden (his Cynefin framework for management has to be one of the best introductions to a topic that is infinite in complexity https://youtu.be/N7oz366X0-8 ).
The very notion of infinity. The idea that: the more we know, the more we know we don’t know and the less confident we become about much of that which we were most certain – echoes of the old Buddhist proverb – for the master on a path worth taking, for every step on the path the path grows two steps longer.
The biochemistry of life.
The logic of computer systems.
So many – so integral to who I be, and why I am so far outside any cultural modalities.