Thursday, May 8, 2008
Do you want to play a game?
In the picture below, there is an umbrella somewhere in the living room. Can you find it?
The picture may be too small to see for sure.
Well you shouldn't. That's not what scientists do. Scientists don't give up when they can't find something. That is called "intellectual laziness." We hypothesize that it is likely that there is an umbrella in the room, it is a living room after all. Where do you think the umbrella could be? Could it be near the door? Well, look.
When someone tells you to give up just because you haven't found what you were looking for, keep searching. It doesn't matter if you didn't find the umbrella. That wasn't the point of this post. The point is not to give up just because you don't find something the very minute you start to look. Don't be intellectually lazy.