Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to astrophysicist, “Into the Impossible” author and UC San Diego professor Dr. Brian Keating about the dangers of treating science as a religion, how we became slaves to meaningless phrases like “follow the science”, and why imposter syndrome has plagued so many Nobel prize winners. In this clip Brian shares the importance of the discoveries of Nobel Prize winner Sheldon Lee Glashow and why his explanation of electromagnetism is so important. Brian also explains why there is no such thing as “follow the science” and why you should be skeptical of anything where 99% of scientists are in agreement. The process of science never reaches a single final answer. Brian also discusses the significance of Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule and how we can achieve mastery.
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