The value of stupidity in scientific research – Science implies confronting us with our “absolute” stupidity.

The idea has been around for a while, which does not make it less gripping, quite the opposite, it is worthwhile to occasionally revisit it, if only for the sake of positive stimulus.

The first one to formulate it within the scientific field, though, is Martin Schwarz, a professor of microbiology and biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, who published an article [1] about the role of stupidity in scientific research, in the Journal … Read more “The value of stupidity in scientific research – Science implies confronting us with our “absolute” stupidity.”