This is a first for the Launch Pad blog - a complete republish (with permission) of an article from another source. The article included below hit on something that I feel strongly about - enough so that just a summary would not do it justice.
Science is learning and growth in knowledge. If we got it all "right" the first time, it would be a downright boring process (and not science!). Science is about making mistakes, learning from them, and gradually (or sometimes not so gradually) improving on a shared general knowledge.
So why is it difficult for a scientist to admit to a mistake publicly? Maybe we don't give them proper tools to "come clean". This article introduces us to a group who wants to change that.
Check it out - it's still a messy process...Read More