Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Good bit on the Times.
Another example of the researcher's need to have and and keep an open mind. Few great things were accomplished without the latter, after all.
"How did Darwin come to be so in advance of his time? Why were biologists so slow to understand that Darwin had provided the correct answer on so many central issues? Historians of science have noted several distinctive features of Darwin’s approach to science that, besides genius, help account for his insights. They also point to several nonscientific criteria that stood as mental blocks in the way of biologists’ accepting Darwin’s ideas."
Read it here.