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Monday, January 05, 2009

You and Your Research

Interesting article:

"There's another trait on the side which I want to talk about; that trait is ambiguity. It took me a while to discover its importance. Most people like to believe something is or is not true. Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance."

What has this got to do with Zen? Perhaps nothing.


Blogger ZenDotStudio said...

I love your piece about ambiguity. I think it has everything to do with Zen and for reasons that are so ambiguous they are hard to put in to words! Black and white, yes & no, good and bad, they express such distinct opposites, but really the world isn't like that. I think it's a bit of a western view of things. If you look at the yin/yang symbol, things are always moving from one state to another. For me it's also about the willingness to be with what is... to not need to fill the uncomfortable gap with the answer. I love the idea that we're always stepping into the unknown and what could be more ambiguous than that?

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