How could we be thrilled with one deal in March, and then, when it actually happens in October, be so upset?
As the late British theoretical physicist Sir Charles Frank once said, “Crystals are like people: it is the defects in them that make them interesting.”
What do we learn from failure? What happens when our dogma — whether scientific or religious — turns out to be wrong?
We can’t predict in advance if we will succeed or fail, but we need both success and failure in order to draw lessons.
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
Crosswords can teach us more than just the first name of “NYPD Blue” actor Morales. They teach us how to fail — which is what we need to learn how to do in order to truly succeed.