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Scientific Ego And The Value Of Failure

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Steven Kopicko
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I ve become quite good at it, although, it has taken much effort and dedication to gain this level of proficiency.

A panoply of failed funding applications, awry scientific experiments, multiple collapsed careers and countless jobs dismissals, professional and personal projects aborted, qualifications capsized, public speaking engagements stalled, friendships sunk, relationships foundered.

I ve failed to put a family together deeply disappointing a mother , and have often failed to succeed in even supposedly simple life tasks such as caring for pets.

I even managed to fail at marriage once, although, I don t think I have the stamina or energy to achieve that accolade twice.

Sensible, fearfully rational adults invariably come along and scrub the walls clean.

In science, we only publish what has worked out dandy.

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