Let Go of Knowledge

Normally, we think of knowledge as something valuable. This almost goes without saying, and since it goes without saying, it also passes without further examination. But knowledge can be a hindrance. When we cling to it, it can limit our understanding. Believing that we know, we stop examining matters further, and this can be a trap. If Galileo had rested content with the knowledge of his day, he would not have questioned that the earth is the center of the universe. If Einstein and Bohr hadn’t questioned the knowledge of their time, we might still imagine that Newtonian physics is the total and complete truth about the universe. Notice that in this example, Newtonian physics is not “w

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