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Re: answering questions

Im one of those people with a PhD (I studied the mineral nutrition of 
aquatic plants) and one of the most important lessons you learn as a 
student is to say "I dont know" when asked a question. Students who dont 
learn this lesson often get crucified at their oral defense. Another 
important lesson is to accept the fact of your mistakes when they do 
happen... the process of science in large part is asking questions, 
formulating tentative answers, and then testing your hypotheses. I find 
that Im 'wrong' about 75% of the time in my research... but thats what 
makes it so interesting!