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.


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)