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Ack! It does look like I said that Feynman's remedy was to experiment. Like you say, Feyman was really getting into integrity and experimental methodology. Although I would point out a large part of that speech was about how people don't learn from experience what to pay attention to.

I appreciate how correct you are in focussing on building a compact mental model that helps you understand and perform better. I was trying to focus more on the first step, which is letting go of a very beguiling mental model, the 'magic wand' model of doing something.

I suggested the experiment idea because I have never failed to learn something by taking stuff apart - whether programs, televisions or cars. I feel that conceptual integrity only becomes an issue after someone stops believing in magic and starts forming their own concepts.

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