Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Feynman Series: On Beauty, Honours, and Curiosity

Here's the brilliant, late, great Richard Feynman articulating some thoughts on beauty and mystery and science, arguing against false certainty and mystical (mis)understandings of the unknown—all ideas I've found myself arguing quite often over the years.

"You see, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not-knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong."
"I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in this mysterious universe without having any purpose..."






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