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I took a video of Richard Feynman talking about uncertainty of knowledge.

If you expected science to give all the
answers to the wonderful questions about
what we are, where we're going, what the
meaning of the universe and so on,
and I think you could
easily become the solution and then look
for some mystic answer to these problems you're exploring.

We're trying to find out as much as we can about the world.
People say to me are you looking for the
ultimate laws of physics? No, I'm not.
I'm just looking to find out more about the world.
And if it turns out there is a simple ultimate law that explains everything,
so be it that would be very nice discovery.

If it turns out it's like an onion with millions of layers
and we're just sick and tired of
looking at the layers then that's the way it is.

But whatever way it comes out its nature, is
there and she's going to come out the
way she is, and therefore when we go to investigate it we shouldn't pre decide
what it is we're trying to do, except to
find out more about it.

And so altogether, I can't believe the special stories that
have been made up about our relationship to the universe at large.

Because, they seem to be too local, too provincial.
The earth, he came to the earth, one of the aspects
of God came to the earth mind you and look at what's out there,
it isn't in proportion.

But also another thing.
It has to do with the question of how do
you find out if something's true and if
you have all these theories of the
different religions have all different
theories about the thing.
Then you begin to wonder once you start doubting,
which to me is a very fundamental part of my soul is to down and to ask.
When your doubt and ask it gets a little harder to believe.

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 long.

I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees
of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything.
And there are many things I don't know anything about.

But I don't have to know an answer,
I don't feel frightened by
not knowing things.
By being lost in the mysterious universe
without having any purpose which is the way
it really is as far as I can tell possibly. It doesn't frighten you.
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