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A Notebook of Things I Don’t Know About

Posted in Creativity, Culture, Education, Quotes, Science, Unlearn Strategy

Feynman "We know that we do not know all the laws yet … therefore things must be learned only to be unlearned again." Richard Feynman

I am currently reading Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently by Gregory Berns and, although I have written about Feynman in previous posts and even mentioned him prominently in a book I wrote in 2003 on nanotechnology (The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business), I never knew until I read it in Bern's book last evening, that Feyman kept what he called "a notebook of things I don't know about."

It is a habit — along with starting an anti-library — that anyone serious about unlearning should adopt. I suspect that by keeping such a notebook not only will it serve to keep you intellectually humble, it may also force you into reconsidering — and possibly even unlearning — many of the things that you think you already think you know to be true.

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