Just like great Rock music, great Science needs Dissatisfaction, Dissent, and Rebellion.
..consider these words "Warburg [his mentor] did not think I had sufficient ability for a successful research career ..... I came to the conclusions that my talents were quite mediocre. It was only my keen interest that drove me to keep trying for a position which would give me scope for research."
These are the words of Hans Krebs, the man who discovered how food is converted to energy (Kreb's Cycle - a mechanism conserved in every living organism on earth, 1953 Nobel prize).
Some old ones Reposted...
8/18/13 - A Classification of PI's - find yours' in the list!
7/6/12 - Way to a "Science paper"
5/30/11 - 20/20 Hindsights
9/30/11 - Evolution of a bizzare, new Idea
11/17/2011 - Rationale for curiosty-driven research...
lessons from a 4 year old
1/28/12 - "GTFM" - hilarious article on grant writing!
The PI Blog
This blog exists because my wife seemed a bit tired of being the only recipient of my random pontifications on life and Science for many years; and gently encouraged me to vent in a blog instead. From time to time, I put down thoughts that occur to me as I naiively stumble through a life in Science - bestowed upon me by accident (literally!). Please keep in mind that these musings are rather obvious things of little or no use to anyone, and are certainly not personally targeted in any way, even though they are obviously derived from my experiences. OK, enough said.