Here comes Richard Feynman (1918-1988). He was popular with young scientists because he was the epitome of cool – smart, good at music, jokes, unconventional, and not afraid to tell ‘experts’ in their face to go fly kite. In his lifetime, he made a lot of famous remarks. Here’s one based on what I read from The Pleasure of Finding Things Out:
|Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers in the preceding generation. Learn from science that you must doubt the experts. As a matter of fact, I can also define science another way: Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.