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Stuart Firestein, Author of ‘Ignorance,’ Says Not Knowing Is the Key to Science

Stuart Firestein, Author of ‘Ignorance,’ Says Not Knowing Is the Key to Science | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Stuart Firestein, author of ‘Ignorance,’ insists in an interview with Casey Schwartz that being certain is highly overrated.

 

Katherine Stevens: I like his attitude about admitting that we don't know everything and looking for opportunities to learn that you or your profession were wrong.

 

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"....contrary to popular view, scientists don’t really care that much about facts. ...  Whatever fact you seemed to have uncovered is likely to be revised by the next generation. That’s the difference between science and many other endeavors. Science revels in revision. For science, revision is a victory. ... the joy of science is that it’s about revision."

 

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The originality of the species

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A frenzied desire to be first inspired Darwin and Einstein to bursts of creativity. Like writers and artists, scientists strive to have their names attached to a work of brilliance, but any breakthrough depends on the efforts of countless predecessors. Ian McEwan reflects on originality and collaboration

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