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TED L'Avenir, La Mort & Les Statistiques

TED L'Avenir, La Mort & Les Statistiques

Stuart Firestein | Speaker Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge. Why you should listen You’d think that a scientist who studies how the human brain receives and perceives information would be inherently interested in what we know. But Stuart Firestein says he’s far more intrigued by what we don’t. “Answers create questions,” he says. Firestein, who chairs the biological sciences department at Columbia University, teaches a course about how ignorance drives science. What others say

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