Monday 15 June 2009

The Art of the Soluble

"No scientist is admired for failing in the attempt to solve problems that lie beyond his competence. The most he can hope for is the kindly contempt earned by the Utopian politician. If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs." P B Medawar, The Art of the Soluble, 1967.