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 »
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