Kevin B. Jones·TEDxSaltLakeCity
Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine
This was a shocking story for not only us and patients but also scientists and doctors because something that has been scientifically proven is not forever and it’s possible to appear the next outlier and exception soon.
The speaker tells us that people strongly believe that the textbook of medicine is closed too much. We have to understand that science is a learning process that involves experimentation, failure, and revision. It’s still continuing. It means that every encounter with medicine is still an experiment but in a similar situation, there are many things that scientists and doctors don’t know and the outcome is not known also. Thus with curiosity, doctors and patients humbly have to face science and medicine.
In the article, there was a better example which through humbly curious communication and conversations, the speaker and a patient began to try and learn new things to treat a rare sarcoma. If scientists are humble and curious, bad examples must have anther result.
We shouldn’t forget that science remains curious enough to look for and humble enough to recognize.
P.S. l like the speaker’s phrase: "nowhere." If "nowhere" has one space, "no where," becomes "now here," the exact opposite meaning. I was often confused about it for a long time, though, I understood this time!