October 9, 2007
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.
"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.