The best part of science (and the second best part)
December 8, 2012
I just saw this tweet from palaeohistologist Sarah Werning, and it summed up what science is all about so well that I wanted to give it wider and more permanent coverage:
The second best part of science is knowing, just for a little while, something nobody else knows. The best part is sharing it with someone.—
Sarah Werning (@sarahwerning) December 08, 2012
This is exactly right. Kudos to Sarah for saying it so beautifully.
(Sarah’s work can most recently be seen in Nesbitt et al.’s (2012) paper on a newly recognised ancient dinosaur or near dinosaur relative, and especially in the high-resolution supplementary images that she deposited at MorphoBank.)