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[Xmca-l] Re: Ignorance as a driver in science

I guess How to questions are as interesting, aren't they ?

2014-04-01 13:37 GMT+02:00 Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>:

> Laure,
> I have lots of questions, but they are all "how to" not "what is"
> questions.
> Andy
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> *Andy Blunden*
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> Laure Kloetzer wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> As part of an introduction course on psychology here in France, I plan to
>> work with my students partly on Stuart Firestein's book on the value of
>> Ignorance to drive scientific research. I would like to ask you a related
>> question. Would you accept to share with the community here your answers
>> to
>> the following question:
>> Which are the unsolved psychological questions on which you would dream to
>> get an answer in the next ten years ?
>> I plan to ask the same question to the COGDEV online community (cognition
>> and development).
>> The goal would be (a) to show the students that there are a lot of things
>> that we don't know yet, (b) that this "ignorance" is exciting, and (c) to
>> compare how different researchers / fields frame the field of ignorance,
>> (d) to relate these current psychological questions to our life and world.
>> I guess my perspective is to wonder how we may open alternatives to an
>> accumulative model of science, which prevents the students from engaging
>> truly in exploration, as they believe they don't know the basics (which is
>> also true. They also need to understand the basics, but not to be crushed
>> under them).
>> What do you think of this ? What would your unsolved psychological
>> questions be ?
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Best,
>> LK