The Importance of Failure

During The Amazing Meeting 7 (in 2009), Adam Savage from Mythbusters spoke about the importance of his failures and how they shaped him. JREF has now put the video online:

Any particular timestamps you’d recommend watching?

If you’re a JREF supporter, by the way, they’re currently in the middle of a fundraising drive called the “Season of Reason” campaign — proceeds will support educational programs (grants, scholarships, workshops, classroom materials, etc).

If you can help them out, please do — you can even get a nice Surly-Ramic holiday ornament :)

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  • ATL-Apostate

    Done. Can’t wait for my Surly-ramic festivus ornament!

  • http://pedagogic-verses.blogspot.com/ Luc Duval

    I like 30:35 and a couple minutes past. He ties in his stories of failure to ideas about shaping character (and skepticism).

  • Defiantnonbeliever

    Hermant,
    Speaking of failures, I keep getting failure notices when trying to email you a link. I tried several and finally Hermant@friendlyatheist.com went part way. What’s your real contact addy? assuming you want email…

    Anyway thought you might want to check this out http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/religious-grren-dragon.php?campaign=th_rss

  • http://yetanotheratheist.net Yet Another Atheist

    Pssst! Defiantnonbeliever! His name’s not “Hermant”. It’s Hemant. That might help ya.

  • Eskomo

    Season of Reason. Also the current Acura ad campaign.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Hemant

    @Defiantnonbeliever — There’s always the Contact tab at the top of the page. Or the “email me” link in the sidebar…

  • Defiantnonbeliever

    @Yet Another Atheist, and Hemant, opps m-/, sorry about my mistake and thanks. I had tried the contact tab link but that was the problem as the addy seemed confusing, I’ll try the sidebar as well in the future and try be more thorough.

  • Dan Covill

    On the value of failure, here’s one of my favorite quotes:
    “You don’t learn nothin’ from your successes!”
    Don’t remember the source – could be a baseball manager.