Science is like a vast jigsawBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f221 (Published 15 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f221
- Paul D P Pharoah, public health doctor1
- 1University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
Altman states that the accumulation of knowledge is not like completing a giant jigsaw with explicit boundaries.1 However, I believe that the jigsaw metaphor is more useful than the bricks and houses one.
Science is like a vast jigsaw with boundaries that extend …