Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The pursuit of ignorance and Farting around … in the dark.

What does real scientific work look like? 

As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like 

"farting around … in the dark." 

In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know -- or “high-quality ignorance” -- just as much as what we know.

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge. Full bio »


imthesedays, "farting around in the dark"

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