July 6, 2011
by Robert Krulwich
Charles Darwin did this, slowly and painfully, and so can you.
Every day we walk through the world. We look around. We think we see what’s going on, but it is hard to remember how routinized we are as we look, how we automatically see things from our accustomed angle, never thinking of alternate possibilities. . .
Darwin knew what he wanted to see, but he knew there are many ways to weigh the evidence. And so for the next few decades he would look at his Big Idea from every possible angle, supportive, contrarian — every way possible. Just to make sure he wasn’t missing a point of view. Just to test his guess against all the other guesses.
There’s a stubborn, happy bravery in that.Advertisements
“Thinking Thoughts No One Has Thunk”6 07 2011
- Date : July 6, 2011
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