Re: [Fwd: QOTD: Moderately Gifted.]

Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 13:53:08 MDT

In a message dated 4/10/01 11:44:29 AM, writes:

(re Mozartian and Salierian scientists)
>Without them [salierians], the resulting structure would be
>rickety and uncertain, a mesh of brilliant observations and guesses but
>with no stringency and likely plenty of mistakes remaining as flaws
>that would later dog further investigations.

In my fields (cell and evolutionary biology), what seems to get the real kudos
are the nice experiments that definitively resolve open questions with
extensive controls. Brilliant observations and guesses earn "nice model,
but what's your data?".

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