From: Joshua Fox (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 10 2008 - 23:43:28 MDT
Actually, the story of the development of penicillin is far more complex
than the accidental discovery often cited. See, e.g.,
When we have no idea of what we want to do, I'd say that "nowhere near" is a
> good educated guess. When you stumble along in the dark,
> the odds are much greater that you're "nowhere near" your goal, rather
> than just next to it.
> And yes, penicillin is a counter-example :-) But those discoveries are
> quite rare, even if they're very vivid.
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