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Question Especially Yourself

Human nature is not built for scientific research. We have innate curiosity, no doubt about it, and we have pattern-recognition and narrative-forming abilities (and how). But what doesn’t come naturally is organized suspicion of our own convictions. That has to be learned, and relearned. In this line of work, the tuition can get expensive.

Derek Lowe


2 responses to “Question Especially Yourself”

  1. RealityObserver Avatar

    Not a bad piece of wisdom for life in general, not just research.

    1. That was what I thought when I saw it. Applies to a lot of people I’ve observed lately, and something to keep in mind for myself.