Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"Admitting failure" concept



In this story, "S" is a scientist. The letter can stand for "String theorist" but if in fact, if it were "Skeptic", it wouldn't be too different.
PW: Why are you studying what you are studying?
S: Because I think it is interesting!
PW: No, you are studying it because you do not want to admit failure!
S: No, I really think it is interesting.
PW: No, no, admit failure at once!
S: If I admit failure, can I still continue studying what I am studying?
PW: Yes. But why would you?
S: Because I think it is interesting!
Via Gina.

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