Scientific Method Man

Wired published an article titled “Scientific Method Man” regarding Gordon Rugg’s solution to the problem of the Voynich manuscript (a manuscript written in a code that has not been broken for 400 years). His solution was to prove that the manuscript was a hoax. To do so required some creative, out-of-the-box thinking, and a challenge to the dogmatic thinking of the experts in that domain.

I was attracted to this article because I see this kind of creative thinking being required to solve many of the issues I see at work, but it seems a rare trait indeed to see people with this skill set :(