Saturday, May 07, 2011

Saturday Video: Richard Feynman on Doubt and Uncertainty

by Salman Hameed

Absolutely fantastic! Scientists have to learn to be comfortable with uncertainty. It is okay to say "we don't know". Similarly, doubt plays a crucial role in science. Feynman is careful in saying that this is what he thinks - and that you may agree or disagree with him. But he is comfortable with this level of uncertainty and with whatever way the universe turns out to be.

Here is the clip (it is under 5 minutes long):



1 comment:

Mohamed said...

Thanks for that clip, Salman. Agreed...it was fantastic! Wish more people had that attitude of “let’s approach the universe without assuming we know what the answers already are.”