Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

October 13, 2016


Science since Galileo has been a remarkably successful method for understanding the universe.  One reason for this is the particular way in which Science uses failure to progress. Join best selling author Stuart Firestein for a discussion on how science is an iterative process in which revision is a victory and failure is critical to its continued success. 

What You Will Learn

  • Failure in science plays a crucial role in continued progress
  • How can we include failure in science education?
  • How do we best fund scientific research with the knowledge that failure is crucial?

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Stuart Firestein 
Columbia University

Darren Griffin
University of Kent