"Getting it Less wrong"
Submitted by SarahMalayaSniezek on Tue, 2006-01-24 19:35
While reading “From the Head to the Heart” , I was reminded of a discussion in my Behavioral Neuroscience class about getting the right answer. I think it is important here to state that it is not important to find an answer, but to “get it less wrong”. I absolutely love this phrase we used in Professor Grobstein’s class. Instead of looking at getting the right answer about Emergence and whatever else we are thinking about, we should be trying to figure out what it is not. We have all discussed what we think Emergence is and how it relates to the world. Professor Grobstein states, “…any give phenomenon does have multiple causes, including ones unsuspected by investigator, and that these do interact with each other in unknown and complex ways. ( “From the Head to the Heart” )” It is important to keep in mind that we will not be able to figure out ever little detail and get it right, but we can keep figuring out what it is not. Professor Grobstein also states, “The task is and has always been to try and make better and better sense of the world: not to establish truth but to create hypotheses which effectively summarize wider and wider sets of observations. ( “From the Head to the Heart” )” Lets keep getting it “less wrong” and keep making observations to get us closer!