Inspirational quotes

“Scientific inquiry is much more like working on a puzzle or being lost in the woods than like baking cookies or following a road map. There are numerous mistakes and frustrations, but also some wonderful surprises. Luck, timing, and trial and error play crucial roles in even the most important scientific advances.”

Lomolino et al. (2010) Biogeography

“The very young… are little committed to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them.”

Kuhn (1996)

“There is no science that claims the ecologists’ leftovers”

Slobodkin (1988)