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Stealing this from Tony:

“If you’re going to be a scientist, there are three things you have to believe. Number one, the universe really exists — I’m not just a butterfly dreaming I’m a scientist. Two, you have to believe that the universe makes sense. It’s not chaotic; there really are underlying laws and we’re able to find them. And the third and hardest thing, the most religious of the beliefs, is you have to believe it’s worth doing.” – Brother Guy Consolmagno, astronomer to the Vatican

Adding to it the cute but still inspirational quote that’s printed on a plaque above my desk, given to me by my grandpa:

“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called Research”  – Albert Einstein

So essentially- believe that science can be done, that it’s important to do, and be ok with not knowing what the heck you are doing.

And one of my favorite xkcd comics:

The laws of nature are discoverable, sure, but the more we find out, the more aware we become of what we don't know, and (at least in my case and perhaps in all things immunology) the more we are guessing wildy at how to conduct our experiments.

 

 

 

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