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"Lifestory: Linus Pauling."
"Lifestory: Linus Pauling." 1997.
Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Don't Be Afraid to Make Mistakes. (0:45)

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Jack Dunitz: He once told me, "don't be afraid to make mistakes, too many scientists are so cautious, if you're never wrong then you're working in a field which is too easy for you." And he said, "don't be worried if you make a mistake because there are thousands of scientists who have nothing better to do than to show that you've made a mistake. If you've got something that you have some evidence for and you think it's important, publish it." There's an element of risk. He didn't wait until everything was dead right. In the case of the famous DNA, his DNA structure of course, he got it wrong.


Creator: Jack Dunitz
Associated: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1997v.1-mistakes

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Creator: British Broadcasting Corporation
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Jon Tunney, Jack Dunitz, Peter Pauling, Max Perutz, Maurice Wilkins

Date: 1997
Genre: sound
ID: 1997v.1
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