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The importance of stupidity in scientific research April 29, 2010

Filed under: Student Life — mhealthnurse @ 3:36 pm
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The importance of stupidity in scientific research
I really enjoyed this essay from the Journal of Cell Biology. I think as a student, you often feel stupid and forget that you’re not supposed to, and can’t possibly, know everything. This last month, I had a big “ah-ha” moment, where things finally came together and everything I learned in my last 5 years in school all became part of a cohesive big picture that made sense. I can change the world, I can solve numerous health problems in low income settings, this all can be achieved in my life time. Hooray! Later that week, as I stared blankly at the article my adviser had asked me to read that I couldn’t make any sense of I went back to feeling stupid. And so the pendulum swings 🙂


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