Chapter 27 - Unreliable Data
• There is never time to do the job right, but there is
always time to fix it later.
• Why i should believe the data was consistent?
• What about Hamming's rule?:
“90% of the time the next independent measurement will
fall outside the previous 90% confidence limits!”
• "The human animal was not designed to be reliable; it can
not count accurately.”
Chapter 29 - You Get What You Measure
• The way you choose to measure things controls to a large
extent what happens.
• Inbreeding occurs which is not good. biased?
• "In the future change will be the normal state of
• Human factor, the biggest game changer!
• "There is never time to do the job right, but there is
always time to fix it later."
YOU GET WHAT YOU MEASURE!
Chapter 30 - You and Your Research
• It seems to me it is better to do significant things than
to just get along through life to its end.
o It is worth trying to accomplish the goals you set
o It is worth setting yourself high goals.
LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED MIND!
• Edison; 'genius was 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.'
• One of the characteristics you see is great people when
young were generally active.
• If you do not work on important problems then it is
obvious you have little chance of doing important things.
• Confidence in yourself, then, is an essential property.
• Courage, or confidence, is a property to develop in
• 'If not now then when, if not me then who?'
• Great works come early because fame in science is a curse
to quality productivity.
• You should do your job in such a fashion others can build
top of it.
• If you are to get recognition then, others must use your
results, adopt, adapt, extend, and elaborate them, and in
the process give you credit for it.
• But is it worth for all that effort?
Socrates; 'The unexamined life is not worth living.'