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Saturday, May 16, 2009

We're Supposed to feel stupid!

I am a regular reader of sciencegeekgirl - a wonderful blog about science education. A few days ago, she posted about a short article published in the Journal of Cell Science entitled: The importance of stupidity in scientific research.

I strongly encourage all of you out there - either in science or not - to read this essay. It really puts things in perspective: that it's okay not to get everything and, in fact, that is really the point of scientific research.

I think I might print this out and read it when I'm feeling particularly stupid or inadequate. It surely is making me think twice about leaving the academic world entirely...