Stephen Hawking Taught Us It Was Right to Be Wrong

By making bets he was happy to lose, the physicist showed that science progressed with each mistake

Bloomberg Opinion
Mar 14, 2018 · 4 min read
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

By Adam Minter

In 2002, the future Nobel Prize-winner Peter Higgs joined several fellow physicists at a dinner in Edinburgh. Drinks flowed and the professional invective followed…

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