Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rules of The Lab

A small booklet of stick notes from my mentor when he attend a seminar.
Looks pretty normal from the outside.
BUT inside holds the essence of many years of researches, the key to success in Lab...


Rules of The Lab
1. First draw your curves, then plot your data.
2. Experience is directly proportional to equipment ruined.
3. In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
4. When working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer.
5. If nobody uses it, there's is a reason.
6. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you have tried.
7. Dangerous exercise: Jumping to conclusions.
8. Never replicate a successful experiment.
9. If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.
10. Team work is essential. It allows you to blame someone else. ------------------------------------------------------------
Cant stop nodding & agreeing the rules...

6 comments:

siew hui said...

I strongly agree with all the rules...hahaha...
This is what "research" is all about...
Your mentor not bad huh...kekeke...

Max said...

funny..

GES said...

I like Rule #8 the most..
Never to replicate a successful experiment...

k said...

Zai! i like! Just the things Scientist need

WanZ said...

Hmm, I found myself nodding in agreement but I stopped and made sure no one saw me, haha!

lulu_ma said...

GES: agree! especially rule #8 and 9. I'll borrow this and post it in my blog