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The importance of stupidity in scientific research

N. Sriram has brought my attention to a cute essay by Martin Schwartz in Journal of Cell Science,

The importance of stupidity in scientific research
The author argues that it is very important for scientist to like the feeling of being stupid - either not knowing things because no one knows them and they wait to be discovered; or not knowing certain things because one's talents are different.

Schwartz also thinks that exams must push the student to the very boundary of ignorance.


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