Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Shotgun Approach to Hypothesis Formation

It's like going into a dark basement in a zombie movie.  You know there are zombies down there, so you might as well start shooting.  Each shotgun blast illuminates more zombies for you, and the process continues.  This is why academics start on a topic and continue until it sucks all the life out of them.  To continue the analogy, if you die at your desk it's because you ran out of bullets.

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