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Dr. Feynman or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Uncertainty

Many people fear uncertainty. It makes them uncomfortable. They don’t feel in control when everything isn’t crystal clear. Many will seek out some explanation and stubbornly cling to it, closing their minds for fear of being sucked into the shadow of doubt once more. Attacking the other possibilities, rationalizing one’s own decision, trying desperately to make it completely true to ease the mind. Agnostics, for example, are often criticized by theists and atheists alike as being afraid of commitment, trying to play both sides, and so forth, and this is quite unfortunate.

Here is an excerpt from the brilliant physicist Richard Feynman’s The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1981).
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