From chat with Vinay:

As children, when we first understand the question ‘Why?’, we demand to know ‘why?’ about everything.

When in practice… it’s not a great question.

Better is:

“OK, suppose we roll with that – how does it link back to everything else, and how far does it get us?”

…but that’s a much more sophisticated and pragmatic approach.

There’s an extent to which people are born as scientists, but have to learn engineering.