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Stuart Firestein - "The Values of Science: Ignorance, Uncertainty, and Doubt" - TAM 2012

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Published on Sep 13, 2012

Dr. Stuart Firestein of Columbia University discusses the value of "thoroughly conscious ignorance" in propelling scientific advancement. Live on stage from TAM 2012.

With a special musical introduction from TAM emcee George Hrab.

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