Re: What makes science science?

J. R. Molloy (
Sun, 6 Sep 1998 02:16:50 -0700

Lee Daniel Crocker
>The most valuable, profound scientific
threories are the
>that create 1000 times as many new
questions as answers. A
>great scientist is one who cherishes
that ignorance, and
>it head on instead of hiding it or
running from it.

Well stated. Except I'd replace
/ignorance/ with /innocence/
in the last sentence, because scientists do not usually,
generally, or habitually ignore
anything. They do
demonstrate an innocence about honest
questions, and from
what I've read of Einstein's life,
sometimes about daily
life as well.


J. R. Molloy