Zen Faulkes at NeuroDojo says that "genius is overrated" in science. He says that in science, as in art, the public harbors the assumption that "it’s about creativity, and waiting for the muse, when often the reality is that 90 percent of the job is just showing up and doing the work." Faulkes continues to say that nearly every scientific project "has an extraordinary amount of grunt work behind it," and that he wishes that aspect of the profession was more widely acknowledged.
Rocket Scientists, Brain Surgeons, and All That
Apr 15, 2010