More than 20% of Einstein's original papers contain mistakes


“More than 20 percent of Einstein’s original papers contain mistakes of some sort,” Livio writes. “In several cases, even though he made mistakes along the way, the final result is still correct. This is often the hallmark of great theorists: They are guided by intuition more than by formalism.”

Carl Zimmer, "The Genius of Getting It Wrong Review of "Brilliant Blunders,’ by Mario Livio," The New York Times, Sunday Review, June 9, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/books/review/brilliant-blunders-by-mar... [verified 4/17/14]

#health #education #inspiration