The Monday Morning Quote #270

The Importance of Doubt

“Now, we scientists … take it for granted that it is perfectly consistent to be unsure — that it is possible to live and not know. But I don’t know whether everyone realizes that this is true.

Our freedom to doubt was born of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle.

Permit us to question — to doubt, that’s all — not to be sure. And I think it is important that we do not forget the importance of this struggle and thus perhaps lose what we have gained.

Here lies a responsibility to society.”

Richard Feynman

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