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Overcoming Failure Through Science

July 4, 2021 | by Beyond Belief

Did science create optimism? A discussion with Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University, Dr. Stuart Firestein.

Stuart J. Firestein is the former chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, where his laboratory is researching the vertebrate olfactory receptor neuron. He has published articles in Wired magazine, Huffington Post, and Scientific American. Firestein has been elected as a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his meritorious efforts to advance science. He is an adviser to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation program for the Public Understanding of Science. Firestein's writing often advocates for better science writing. In 2012 he released the book Ignorance: How it Drives Science with Oxford University Press, and in 2016, Failure: Why Science Is So Successful.

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