David Scheuing

"Stupidity" in Scientific Research

Blog Post created by David Scheuing on May 15, 2014

I appreciated this essay by Martin A. Schwartz - see Journal of Cell Science 121, 1771 - doi:10.1242/jcs.033340.

Are our Ph.D. programs properly preparing students to be "productively stupid" today?

"Productive stupidity means ignorant by choice". "The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries."