To The Experimentalists!

 

From Atul Gawande’s commencement speech at California Institute of Technology on Friday, June 10th, 2016:

The great physicist Edwin Hubble, speaking at Caltech’s commencement in 1938, said a scientist has “a healthy skepticism, suspended judgement, and disciplined imagination”—not only about other people’s ideas but also about his or her own. The scientist has an experimental mind, not a litigious one.

For the full speech, printed on June 16th, 2016 in The New Yorker, read here.

To get Gawande’s Being Mortal from Amazon, go here.