V. S. Ramachandran

Every scientist knows that the best research emerges from a dialectic between speculation and healthy scepticism. Ideally the two should co-exist in the same brain, but they don’t have to. Since there are people who represent both extremes, all ideas eventually get tested ruthlessly.

V. S. Ramachandran, Phantoms in the Brain: Human Nature and the Architecture of Mind, London, 2005, p. xvi