04 November 2011

On asking dumb questions

"I often feel like a halfwit, sure, but I also get to make amazing discoveries."
Science writer, Cassandra Willyard, describes the chagrin she felt when she discovered, 15 years after its launch, that the Hubble Telescope was in space. Having been brought up near Jodrell Bank my mental image of a telescope is always something grounded and cup shaped, so I can understand her assumption. Her point is how much knowledge can be gained from having the confidence to ask 'dumb' questions.

[via NotExactlyRocketScience]

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