Parroting vs. Learning

“This boy said to me, ‘See that bird standing on the stump there? What’s the name of it?’ I said, ‘I haven’t got the slightest idea.’ He said, ‘It’s a brown-throated thrush. Your father doesn’t teach you much about science.’” -Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman elucidates the difference between learning and mindless parroting in this short and concise article.

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