When science fails…

May 25, 2010 § 6 Comments

…you get really frustrated…

…and you know you should think through what went wrong…

…and then realize that troubleshooting is such a pain in the butt.

But you must start afresh, tweaking a little bit of this method and that…

…and if all fails again…

…you try yet again.

Mince, mince. Chop, chop some tissues.

Add a little buffer, a little reagent, spin little tubes in a G-force accelerator (no, it’s actually called a centrifuge).

The reason why I was in lab till 8:35pm. Hoping, crossing my fingers, that maybe this time, everything will work.

Science (or biology in my case) is just like cooking. You try, you fail. You try again, changing things up a little, and try and try and try…until you get the perfect recipe to carry out a certain experiment.

Such is science. And everything else you do in life. If something fails, do not be discouraged. Reflect with an open mind. Correct mistakes.

Ever noticed how great scientists and nobel prize winners all came up with the craziest ideas? That being said, do not be afraid to try out something bold, daring, and unthinkable ideas. Because you never know.


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