Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

  • It is OK to be wrong

    As researchers, we are in the business of uncovering the truth, and truth is one of our greatest motivators. Truth is what gets us to work late into the night and what gets us up the next morning. The thought of being wrong terrifies us, to the point where our writing can become an impenetrable mix of jargon and qualification. And when we see others – politicians, news media, and colleagues – get things wrong, it really pisses us off. This is a good thing. As a community, scientists are trustworthy in large part because of their dedication to the