Stupidity in scientific research

I have found a good reason to call myself stupid without being ashamed for it! This essay written by Martin Schwartz is a very interesting read. Have a read if you’ve got a minute and want to feel better about not knowing everything.

A few quotes:

“Science makes me feel stupid too. It’s just that I’ve gotten used to it. So used to it, in fact, that I actively seek out new opportunities to feel stupid. I wouldn’t know what to do without that feeling. I even think it’s supposed to be this way.”

“One of the beautiful things about science is that it allows us to bumble along, getting it wrong time after time, and feel perfectly fine as long as we learn something each time.”

“The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries.”

Here is the link to the original essay, enjoy your read….

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