Science is an enterprise of human beings, so there are all sorts of jealousies and rivalries and unwillingness to admit mistakes. But the great advantage is that the culture of science is opposed to these frailties, and the collective enterprise of science undoes them. We give our highest rewards to those who disprove the contentions […]
The naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument.
Just as philosophy is the study of other people’s misconceptions, so history is the study of other people’s mistakes.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (“Dilbert”)