Richard Feynman and our changing understanding of the universe.

I suppose it’s obvious to say, but the thing that makes the universe so interesting is all the unknown.   As our set of human knowledge broadens and becomes more intricate, the leading edges of it’s expanding border are a place of excitement.

A while back, I bookmarked a youtube clip of physicist Richard Feynman where he uses a chess metaphor to describe the process of acquiring and refining knowledge. What strikes me as important when I watch this, is that it’s a reminder that we are far from figuring everything out. Even the things we do feel we  know may actually be better, more fully described in a larger, more encompassing theory.  If interest has caught you, I embedded the short video below for your convenience.


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