Gustavo Ballvé on December 3rd, 2010
Food for thought, Home, Mental models, Science

“There’s no life without phosphorus because we’ve never seen an organism that doesn’t depend on phosphorus – OOPS, here’s one!” – Just like that the “black swan” is found and the elements that defined life until now have to be rewritten.

This also reminded us of an old saying that goes something like this: “The most important expression in science and human discovery is not ‘Eureka!’, it’s ‘hmm, that’s weird…’

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