Republish from UNDARK: Where Scientific Mistakes Are Welcome

Republish from UNDARK: Where Scientific Mistakes Are Welcome

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.

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