Ignorance and Failure: The success of science
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Ignorance and Failure: The success of science

Friday 14 June (6:00 pm)

Ron Cooke Hub

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Science questions authority and is driven by what is not known, ignorance. It further demands an experimental approach to knowing and with experiments come failures. But failure is also a driving force for ignorance as it reveals the deepest ignorance – what you didn’t know you didn’t know.

Stuart Firestein of Columbia University, USA, explores how science has made tremendous progress through a reliance on ignorance and failure.