False views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.
Monthly archives of “January 2012”
Inspiration Is Indefatigable Work
Artists have a vested interest in our believing in the flash of revelation, the so-called inspiration … shining down from heavens as a ray of grace. In reality, the imagination of the good artist or thinker produces continuously good, mediocre or bad things, but his judgment, trained and sharpened to a fine point, rejects, selects, connects…. All great artists and thinkers are great workers, indefatigable not only in inventing, but also in rejecting, sifting, transforming, ordering.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A Renaissance In Indian Science
At the recently concluded 99th Indian Science Congress in Bhubaneshwar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lamented the decline of India’s scientific prowess relative to China and other nations, while listing several of the government’s initiatives to promote research and development. The…
Pursuit Of Opportunity
Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.
Scaling The Wall
You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.
A Technological Solution For Climate Change
Harsh and I have co-authored a piece on technology as the solution to climate change: Incremental technological advances are already getting us smarter flats, more efficient cars, cleaner natural gas, yield-enhancing genetically modified seeds. We need technology and markets rather…