Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance | TED Talks

This is one of my favorite TED Talks because it is related to one of my main research topics: unpublished and withheld data of human clinical trials.

“What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know.”

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