TWiV Special: Ignorance with Stuart Firestein

December 29, 2012

Stuart FiresteinHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Stuart Firestein

Vincent and Stuart discuss why ignorance – all of what we don’t know, and even what we don’t know we don’t know – is the driving force of science.

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7 comments on “TWiV Special: Ignorance with Stuart Firestein

  1. Meimei Dec 29, 2012

    Happy Holidays, Prof. Twiv! Love every episode, and learned a lot!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  2. Jim, Smithfield, VA Jan 5, 2013

    I listened twice! Thanks to you both for your time and effort. Excellent discussion from the standpoint of a layman. I’ve added Prof Firestein’s book to my wish list along with six titles from his course reading list. I’d love to hear podcasts for the course, but the discussion format is understandably difficult to record. However, the guest speakers might be easy to get and make available. If that is done, please consider a rss link we can use to make automatic queries for any new additions. Prof Firestein’s background is reminiscent of a recent article in the New Yorker magazine, called The Pickpocket. A PDF of the article is being sent via email. Thanks again. Jim

  3. Science is like following a fractal…

  4. Espen Feb 14, 2013

    Firestein seems incredibly humble for a man of his position 🙂 Always nice to see (I guess hear in this case). Thanks!