An excellent article on The importance of stupidity in scientific research from the Journal of Cell Science. What it feels like to be a research scientist. My fellow astronomer and friend Sue has this cartoon posted on her office wall. I love it. In fact I borrowed it from her for this blog. It pretty much sums things up nicely. I'm pretty sure my astro friend (and fellow Fornax researcher) Dr. Meryl Waugh would approve of its purpleness.