Hypothesis for hypotheses

January 12th, 2010

It is amateurs who have one big bright beautiful idea that they can never abandon. Professionals know that they have to produce theory after theory before they are likely to hit the jackpot. Francis Crick

A student once asked me, “Dr. Pauling, how do you go about having good ideas?” and I answered: “You have a lot of ideas and you throw away the bad ones.” Linus Pauling.

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