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Re: What has inspired your research?

On Wed, 12 May 2010, T. Michael Keesey wrote:

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....'"

Variants are "Uh oh..." and "OH CRAP!"

(is that word ok?)