Hypotheses: The most disposable of lab supplies

Aug 12 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Originally posted Thursday August 12, 2010 at LabSpaces (here).

We put so much effort into crafting our hypotheses. Carefully collecting our data. Collating. Analyzing.

Considering. Pondering. Thinking.

For hours. Days. Weeks. Months.

Even years.

Finally sculpting.

Behold you unwashed masses! We present to you a thing of great beauty and wonder-

A new hypothesis!

Bow down and worship it's awesomeness!!!

Is it any wonder that some scientists have such a hard time discarding their pet hypotheses? Or refuse to discard them at all, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that they are wrong?

I'd be willing to bet we all know someone like that.

Understandable.

But not excusable.

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