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NYT Opinion: The Case for Teaching Ignorance

“many scientific facts simply aren’t solid and immutable, but are instead destined to be vigorously challenged and revised by successive generations. Discovery is not the neat and linear process many students imagine, but usually involves, in Dr. Firestein’s phrasing, “feeling around in dark rooms, bumping into unidentifiable things, looking for barely perceptible phantoms.” ”

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/the-case-for-teaching-ignorance.html