The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one's provisional consent.
The more important the subject and the closer it cuts to the bone of our hopes and needs, the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
(This picture is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States license. - Kathy Chapman online)