Science Does Not Require Talent

Anyone of common mental and physical health can practise scientific research .... Anyone can try by patient experiment what happens if this or that substance be mixed in this or that proportion with some other under this or that condition. Anyone can vary the experiment in any number of ways. He that hits in this fashion on something novel and of use will have fame .... The fame will be the product of luck and industry. It will not be the product of special talent.


It is a simple process of thoroughness, any discoveries are just luck.

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 Essays of a Catholic Layman in England
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Belloc, Hilaire (1953), Essays of a Catholic Layman in England, Retrieved on 2014-01-21
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