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    • coffeeandjunk1 year agoWriter

      Simply knowing the name of something doesn’t mean you understand it. In order to talk to each other, we have to have words, but we often talk in fact-deficient, obfuscating generalities to cover up our lack of understanding.

    • chrissetiana
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      2 years ago

      When you learn something, learn its concept, not just its name. Then explain it in simple words so that even a 10 year old can understand.

      Is this where the concept of ELI5 (explain like I'm 5) came from? Brilliant.

    • jbuchana2 years ago

      Feynman is one of my favorites. I clearly remember the first time I read the "Energy makes it go." story. His father reminds me of my father, especially the "Martian" story.

      • Pegeen
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        2 years ago

        I so enjoyed this article that I Googled Feynman. And I got to hear him speak and what a delight, what an inspiration! You are lucky to have had a father like him. You have that same curiosity! Thanks so much for turning me on to this - wonderful!

    • Pegeen
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      2 years ago

      Love this analogy: “Otherwise, it’s like having a belly-full meal that has been chewed but not digested, and hence can not nourish us.” The Feynman Technique is a great way to actually learn beyond just naming something. Really interesting.

    • Florian2 years ago

      Oh wow, this was surprising. Loved reading this. So much inspiration.

    • TripleG
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      2 years ago

      Great article about being inquisitive and wanting to learn how things work.

    • SEnkey2 years ago

      Loved this article! Jargon vs real knowledge.