The card players of Caravaggio, Cézanne and Mark Twain: tips for getting lucky in high-stakes research

  title={The card players of Caravaggio, C{\'e}zanne and Mark Twain: tips for getting lucky in high-stakes research},
  author={Joseph L Goldstein},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
To the scientist, the thrill of discovery is like the thrill of a royal flush to the poker player. Scientists who receive Lasker Awards and Nobel Prizes share many things in common with poker superstars, both of whom take risks and gamble for high stakes. Scientists pit their wits against Nature’s puzzles, betting that their efforts will ferret out those rare nuggets of truth embedded in a vast mountain of artifacts. Poker players pit their wits against mathematical probabilities, wrestling… CONTINUE READING
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