The pleasure of finding things out – RP Feynman
I have written about this here, and about a book on Feynman here.
And one of my favorite quotes by the man is
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.