13 April 2007

Don't wait

Goodall poster
I was listening to an interview with Jane Goodall on the Science Show recently, and as a result, I was tooling around and found the picture I used in this poster at right. Click to enlarge.

I liked it, because it was a reminder that while we often see pictures of "distinguished scientists," but often the work that made their reputations was done when they were quite young. Many major discoveries in biology were made by people in their 20s -- more than now, because the science has become much more regimented than it was in, say, the 19th century. One day, I'll have to start compiling a list.

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