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Re: What has inspired your research?



On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:28 AM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>
> Philip Bigelow wrote:
>
>> Â"Fill-in-the-blanks" science encourages one to see and think
>> Âlinearly, which more often than not, produces results that are often
>> Âunremarkable, often redundant, and sometimes even useless to science.
>
> It does, however, occur that the text on one side of the blank suggests
> something completely different than what the other side of the blank
> suggests. When this happens, the entire text has to be rethought, and this
> can trigger major discoveries.

Or, as Isaac Asimov said, "The most exciting phrase to hear in
science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but
'That's funny....'"
-- 
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California
http://tmkeesey.net/