It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies

they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

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Knowledge and uncertainty

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
— Jacob Bronowski
And perhaps life is too.

Bronowski on impertinent questions

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer. — Jacob Bronowski (1908 – 1974) (Image: By NASA; edited by Jaybear (Voyager: Humanity’s Farthest Journey) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)