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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x180 Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance
TV-PG

  • 2013-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like "farting around … in the dark." In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know.

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