Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Doubt as a Tool For Learning

"We cannot be certain that..." is too often the starting point of modern research.

Doubt does not produce certainty. We proceed from the known to the unknown and not the other way around. If doubt ends with certainty, it's because it led to something known first.

Our research may conclude with, "we cannot be certain that..." just make sure it doesn't start there.

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