Books That Foster Critical Thinking: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Zachary Walston
Dec 23, 2020 · 1 min read
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The themes of doubt and scientific curiosity are threaded throughout The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman, and they are among the most important mindsets anyone can adopt.

“The prize is the pleasure of finding things out, the kick in the discovery, the observation that other people use it.”

Questioning everything does not mean we lack commitment; the aim is not to be a perfectionist. Frequently expressing doubt and maintaining a high level of scientific curiosity is the single most important quality for any professional aiming to constantly improve. We will never have all the answers, but we can keep refining and layers on new concepts, new perspectives, and new information.

“It is our capacity to doubt that will determine the future of civilization.”

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