As a friend of mine once said, “You know something big is about to happen in
science when some prominent person in the field says that it CAN’T be done.”
On the Benefits of Promoting Diversity of Ideas
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.
It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. ”
A very common flaw of astronomers is to believe that they know t
he truth even when data is scarce.
This fault is the trademark of a data-starved science. It occasionally leads to major blunders by which the scientific community makes the wrong
strategic decision in its research plans, causing unnecessary delays in finding the truth…