Friday, April 20, 2012

To solve complex problems, tinker!

A fabulous TED talk by the economist and writer Tim Harford (@TimHarford) about the virtue of making good mistakes (aka tinkering, which I have written about in the past). This is why science, at least in theory, works so well -- trial and error move our knowledge forward. Also a great reminder of why our educational system is failing.

A big h/t to Kent Anderson of The Scholarly Kitchen for posting this on their web site.

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