A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 07, 2018
“Science: If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong”

A popular image about science is:

“Science:
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.”


The image appears to have been cited in print in 2008, but became popular in late 2012 and early 2013.


The Happy Millstone
Science vs. Religion
Posted on July 30, 2008
Author: Alan
Science
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.
Religious Faith
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it right.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really, really right.
If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’ve arrived – welcome to faith.

Twitter
Василий Еремин
@TAERua
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
1:18 AM - 11 Jun 2011

Twitter
Василий Еремин
@TAERua
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
1:18 AM - 11 Jun 2011

Twitter
Василий Еремин
@TAERua
If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.
1:18 AM - 11 Jun 2011

Twitter
sanju maheshwari
@sanjumaheshwar1
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
3:33 AM - 13 Feb 2012

Looking Toward the Future
Monday, October 01, 2012
American Exceptionalism… versus what has made America exceptional
(...)
COMMENTS
rewinn said...
(...)
I am reminded of my
my favorite image at I F’ing Love Science:
“SCIENCE:
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.”

This might be true of democracy as well.
5:52 PM

Kurzweil Blog
Existence, uplift, and science news
October 26, 2012 by David Brin
(...)
“SCIENCE:
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
If you can’t accept that you might be mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.”

Tom Schneider, National Cancer Institute (February 14, 2013)
A Glossary for Biological Information Theory and the Delila System
by Tom Schneider and Karen Lewis
http://schneider.ncifcrf.gov/glossary.html
(...)
science:
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.
If you can’t accept that you are mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.

The Chronicle of Higher Education—Forums
polly_mer:
Quote from: microsb on April 11, 2013, 10:33:53 am

This picture circulating around our lab this week says this:
“Science: if you don’t make mistakes you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong. If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.”

Twitter
Joel Ferris
@gwgferris
@FarewellStrangr Science: If you don’t mak mistakes, you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t correct your mistakes, you’re not doing it at all
6:09 PM - 19 May 2013

Google Groups: alt.global-warming
Evolution, human-caused climate change, made the grade
Heliocentrism Is A Hoax!
7/6/13
(...)
Science:
If you don’t make mistakes you’re doing it wrong.
If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it very wrong.
Iy you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.

Twitter
Pelangi Puteh
@PelangiPuteh
If you don’t make mistake, you’re doing it wrong. If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.
11:27 AM - 11 Jul 2013

Twitter
stephen clements
@wtrmlnpkl
Science:
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.
If you can’t accept that you make mistakes, you’re not doing it at all.
2:00 PM - 9 Sep 2013

Reddit—QuotesPorn
“Science: If you don’t make mistakes, you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong. If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.” - Anon [591 x 840] (i.redd.it)
submitted March 18, 2018 by EljayShaun

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