Monday, November 06, 2006

Hard answers

I made that call I had been postponing for too long.
It was as bad as I feared it would be
But it's done now and I have one "mystery" less to ponder about.

There was this experiment that I had been skirting for long
Because I really needed wanted positive results from it.
I did it finally, and the results are negative.
It's painful. But the data speaks.
I can only listen carefully and conclude appropriately.

Yes, these are never easy.
But now that they're done and out of the way, I can move on and think about what next.

Right now, I cannot help be amazed at the parallels my life is drawing, both inside and outside lab.


shub said...

It's painful. But the data speaks.

That's the thing about research isn't it? even if it fails , there's so much to be learnt from it. Buy hey, then that's life too! :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

true. such is life. I wouldn't say "failed experiment", tho. The experiment has succeeded, it just tells us something different from what we were expecting. Three times in a row! the experiment is indeed a success! :-)

but in life, one hopes to not have to replicate the negative results to prove it to oneself. ;)

shub said...

"Three times in a row! the experiment is indeed a success! :-)"
haha, cute :)

one does hope in life, to not replicate the negative, but then again we dhakkans don't learn too easily do we! :)
[umm, about the 'we' dhakkans part, feeel free to yell out if I should only be speaking for myself :D]

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

i just assumed you're using the royal "we". ;)

greensatya said...

Oh, that's sad, the negative result. Life is sum of checkered times.

qsg said...

Negatives are an integral part of life. I think I have learnt more from negatives than positives! :) Could be purely statistical! But... best of luck in your experiment... :)

Born a Libran said...

I like what you said above.... There are "no failed experiments". Its very difficult to keep that attitude - especially in life (another parallel :) ).

Sayesha said...

Hey Cryptowati,
*shakes head and leaves*

Mediocretes said...

Well, maybe next time. You will be pregnant someday - worry not!

fafridi said...

ye have been missing for the past few days, just been a li'l busy... ...busy partying :D
and my experiment in the last party was ultra successfull, i found something that i like more than martini, and now i am in love with Jack Daniels :P:P
sorry but that's the only parallel i can draw to anything today,, afterall i am in llooovve u see :~]
- talli hooo.. talli hoo...

Macho Girl said...

I read this somewhere on the internet ...

"there is no such thing as a "failed experiment". It just serves as a negative control".

but yeah... but when i didnt get results for my project, nothing seemed worse (even though i am just an undergrad... I still love every experiment that i design. Every darn one of them)

Thats the beauty of becoming a scientist.. its not just science that u learn in the lab... u learn a little something about "Life"


The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

yes it is. and nothing is black/white either! ;)

thankya. :-). yeah, we learn.

:-) i learnt that after a long time, really.



LOL!!! you, girl, are on a roll! But jack daniels, neat? blech. never went down too well with me. glad you're in luurve and all. tell us more, please. ;)

yes, that is right. science teaches us life, and vice versa!

qsg said...

Now update - poor me is bored - need update!

M (tread softly upon) said...

well that's research :) and look at it the way you started ouit as. one less thing to ponder about. Hang in there.

qsg said...

U P D A T E !

The Smiling Girl said...

U and ur mystery posts.. I will never be able to even guess what they were about.. :)

qsg said...

This is officially a spam comment.


The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

arre time-ich nai milta hai aajkal. :(

yes, it is one less thing to ponder about..i wish i could take it objectively, like it's supposed to be taken. ah well..such it is..


hmmm, kya mystery fistery be? baaki sab ko samajh mein aaya, tereko kya ho gaya?

this is TOO MUCH. please don't compel me to moderate comments.

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qsg said...


This is it! I am swearing off this blog! :(

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

awwww come baaaaaackkkk!!!!! :-)))))