Author(s)King, Alexander H.
KeywordsMaterials Science and Engineering
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AbstractAmong the pleasures of the “researcher lifestyle” is the joy of always learning something new. If the shock of the new is the jolt that gets you going, then you probably have the mindset of a researcher, or maybe an artist. Art and science share some aspects as lifestyles, but there are essential differences, too. Paul Gaugin commented that “art is either plagiarism or revolution,” but science certainly does not have to be plagiarism if it is not revolutionary: in fact, it had better not. Researchers almost always work in the context of what has been discovered before.