I recently ran across this TED talk and felt compelled to share it. It really highlights some of my own personal thoughts on how science should be taught and done in the modern world.  It also overlaps much of the reading I’ve been doing lately on innovation and creativity. If these don’t get you to watch, then perhaps mentioning that Alon manages to apply comedy and improvisation techniques to science will.

http://ted.com/talks/view/id/2020

Uri Alon was already one of my scientific heroes, but this adds a lovely garnish.

 

 

Uri Alon: Why Truly Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown was originally published on Chris Aldrich

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