Embracing the Unknown

In The News Piece in The Scientist
Nov. 1, 2015

Scholars have sliced and diced the terms “ambiguity,” “uncertainty,” and “ignorance,” among others, in a variety of different ways. Oftentimes, the usefulness of these sharp lines isn’t plainly apparent. But one dividing line between types of unknowns that has recently led researchers to fascinating new biological insights is the distinction between risk and ambiguity.