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A Philosophy of Ignorance

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Richard Feynman plays a central role in my film "The Challenger" and part of Feynman's philosophy is what's called a philosophy of ignorance. A philosophy of ignorance is something the scientist knows very well and is something he is comfortable with since scientists are always testing new ideas. This idea is a central theme in my Sundance script and Scientific America wrote a piece on it today. Check it out. Following this philosophy also helps when getting input on your creative work. It helps create a barrier between the work and the person. Admitting you don't know or that you were wrong only creates opportunity for better creativity.