Columbia University professor Stuart Firestein debunks myths about the scientific process – the idea that scientists methodically gather data to form conclusions about the ways the world works. He explains that knowledge rightly begets “high-quality ignorance,” which leads to more and better questions. It’s this “pursuit of ignorance” that he and so many scientists find exciting. getAbstract applauds this know-it-all’s learned observations about not knowing it all.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which popular misconceptions about scientific work abound
- Why ignorance is good for science and
- Why more knowledge leads to more questions.
About the Speaker
Neuroscientist Stuart Firestein heads the department of biological sciences at Columbia University.
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