understand the world,
we must bring keen observation
to bear upon the facts and reluctance to assume
a hypothesis is correct until proven repeatedly through experiment.
We must also abandon all our preconceptions,
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 is the syllable count for this reversing fibonacci. The first half, listing what a scientific researcher must bring along, grows to 21 syllables, and the diminishing second half lists what must be forsaken.