Why Science Is Like 'Farting Around in the Dark'

Posted: 9/25/2013 7:34:38 EDT
            

(Via TED)

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.

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