Changing Your Mind is a Virtue

All interpretations made by a scientist are hypotheses, and all hypotheses are tentative. They must forever be tested and they must be revised if found to be unsatisfactory. Hence, a change of mind in a scientist, and particularly in a great scientist, is not only not a sign of weakness but rather evidence for continuing attention to the respective problem and an ability to test the hypothesis again and again.


It shows you're paying attentions and are flexible to new evidence.

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 The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and Inheritance
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     Scientific Virtues

    Memes that define the virtues of science and behaviors that we should emulate.