Monday, September 12, 2016

In order to learn, we must probe and poke.

In order to learn,
we must probe and poke.

Today's cat is inspired by a great article by Linda Flanagan at MindShift: How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty. Here's a specific quote from the article (the whole thing is very much worth reading!):
There’s already a believer of the uncertain in science — Columbia neuroscience professor Stuart Firestein, who argues that “insightful ignorancedrives science. [...] Firestein describes scientific discovery as “groping and probing and poking, and some bumbling and bungling, and then a switch is discovered, often by accident, and the light is lit.” All the poking around in the unknown, he adds, is what makes science exhilarating.

The image is from cheezburger.

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