The importance of stupidity in scientific research
"... it hit me. Science makes me feel stupid too. It's just that I've gotten used to it. So used to it, in fact, that I actively seek out new opportunities to feel stupid. I wouldn't know what to do without that feeling. I even think it's supposed to be this way. "
I read this today and realized that this is the exact same conclusion that I've reached over the last couple years.
Unknowns are good, and we ought to pursue them harder than we currently do — especially in the sciences. Yes, it's a little bewildering to be set in the midst of so much that could go wrong, but even if you uncover one grain of truth, that's something that perhaps no-one has even seen before.