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Quote about science 
23rd-Feb-2013 09:52 pm
In real life, the most important moments in science are not greeted by the exclamation "Eureka!" but by a puzzled frown and the words "That's funny..."

I like this quote because it reminds me that sometimes what we discover is not anything like the thing for which we were searching and working.
(And now the world has Post-it notes.)
24th-Feb-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
That was totally the genesis of my thesis research.
24th-Feb-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
And sometimes, it's "Oh, it's not supposed to do THAT." or "Oh, THAT'S what that does..." . That might just be leather worker discoveries, though.
25th-Feb-2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that is the line from many a natural sciences person. Or, in short hand, "Whacky..."
26th-Feb-2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
I understand microwavable plastic was also discovered this way...
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