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 <​cite>​C. Rovelli in a discussion at the "​Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory"​ Conference</​cite></​blockquote>​ <​cite>​C. Rovelli in a discussion at the "​Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory"​ Conference</​cite></​blockquote>​
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 +<​blockquote>​In order to progress, ​we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt.<​cite>​R.
 + ​Feynman</​cite></​blockquote>​
  
 <​blockquote>​If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance. <​blockquote>​If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.
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-Professors want to avoid that their students get confused. The time they spent reading and thinking about the things that confuse them, is time they do not spent on [[causes:​feynman_diagrams|calculations]]. You can't make a career in physics by being confused all the time. [[causes:collaborate|You need to produce papers]]. Hence professors "​protect"​ their students by not discussing deep issues and things they don't understand fully themselves. They tell the standard stories and then demand that students start calculating. That's the only way how their students can be successful in the current physics system. ​+Professors want to avoid that their students get confused. The time they spent reading and thinking about the things that confuse them, is time they do not spent on [[causes:​feynman_diagrams|calculations]]. You can't make a career in physics by being confused all the time. [[causes:bibliometrics|You need to produce papers]]. Hence professors "​protect"​ their students by not discussing deep issues and things they don't understand fully themselves. They tell the standard stories and then demand that students start calculating. That's the only way how their students can be successful in the current physics system. ​
  
 However, to achieve real progress we need to understand what we don't understand. [[causes:​hiding_behind_abstraction|Acting like everything is well understood is extremely damaging]]. In the words of Feynman: However, to achieve real progress we need to understand what we don't understand. [[causes:​hiding_behind_abstraction|Acting like everything is well understood is extremely damaging]]. In the words of Feynman:
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