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Letters to a Young Scientist

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“Make it a practice to indulge in fantasy about science. Make it more than just an occasional exercise. Daydream a lot. Make talking to yourself silently a relaxing pastime. Give lectures to yourself about important topics you need to understand. Talk with others of like mind. By their dreams you shall know them…The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works as a bookkeeper. Keep in mind that innovators in both literature and science are basically dreamers and storytellers.

[easyazon_link identifier=”0871403854″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Letters to a Young Scientist[/easyazon_link] by Edward O. Wilson; 2013

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