• Question: What makes a good scientist?

    Asked by adw13 to Tom on 24 Jun 2011.
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      Tom Crick answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Excellent question!

      But also hard to answer. I think there are a number of things that are important to be a good scientist (in no particular order): curiosity, a deep interest to discover new things and solve problems, passion, creativity, integrity, patience, open mindedness, intelligence(!), conscientious, the ability to challenge the status quo, luck….!

      What do you think makes a good scientist?