Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Valuing what matters in science

In many scientific works, if we’re not persistent when everyone would rather give up, we wouldn’t achieve greatness. But is persisting what matters to perform in science?

How likely are you to persist in the wrong path? When you persist, you run the risk of becoming blind to other paths. Does this mean we shouldn’t persist in science?

Yes.

We should be resilient instead. Being resilient means enduring through failing. Like Samuel Beckett said, “fail, fail again, fail better.” Being resilient is fighting the resistance of giving up, while nourishing an open-mind to the creative paths in front of us.

The ability to find that path will depend on your curiosity. This is not easy when a major part of science runs behind funds instead of curious ideas. It’s all part of the ongoing scientific revolution. The revolution of learning minds.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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