Gustavo Ballvé on January 7th, 2015
Food for thought, Home, Mental models, Science

I apologize for getting repetitive at times, but this is the number one issue at my mind at any given time: how do I know if and when I know something? How to distinguish superficial from deep knowledge – and what to do to get from one to the other? Yes, I have posted this before and allude to it every now and then, and so does the brilliant Shane Parrish at uber-source Farnam Street Blog (in our Blogroll for ages). His post on Richard Feynman’s famous TV special focuses on the part of truly knowing something. In an older post about the multidisciplinary approach, I posted the entire 50-minute special from which this clip was extracted – very, very much worth the time.

The name of the TV special? “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out”.

I couldn’t think of a better name.

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