When Nothing Indicates Something

Nothing is always something.  The lack of finding something isn’t an indicator of failure — it is actually a revelation that what we thought was there, was not.  Recently, the New York Times reported on the “failure” of the promise of genetic mapping research to help find more cures:

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Mediocrity Knows Nothing

In 1915 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Today, in 2005, mediocrity still belittles us all. The world of people are mostly mediocre. The problem is those who are mediocre have no idea of their status: Mediocrity only recognizes mediocrity.

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