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#184 – Katherine de Kleer: Planets, Moons, and Asteroids in Our Solar System

Lex Fridman Podcast

17 May 2021

2hr 2mins

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1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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#184 – Katherine de Kleer: Planets, Moons, and Asteroids in Our Solar System

17 May 2021

2hr 2mins

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Quote

"Speak from a place of curiosity, before a place of authority."

Ideas

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It's actually exciting when a prediction is wrong, because it means that there's something more to learn.
We shouldn't think of being wrong as a negative, because often it's not that our theory or understanding of the world is completely wrong, but simply insufficient.

We're often on the right track, or have insights that are correct, but we simply need to do a little more or adjust our perspective in order to be right.

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It's actually exciting when a prediction is wrong, because it means that there's something more to learn.
We shouldn't think of being wrong as a negative, because often it's not that our theory or understanding of the world is completely wrong, but simply insufficient.

We're often on the right track, or have insights that are correct, but we simply need to do a little more or adjust our perspective in order to be right.

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
We can never be 100% certain, but we can also never be 100% uncertain.

The more extraordinary something is, the more extraordinary evidence we should seek.

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
We can never be 100% certain, but we can also never be 100% uncertain.

The more extraordinary something is, the more extraordinary evidence we should seek.

3

You have to enjoy both the mission and impact of your work, as well as the nitty-gritty day to day.
Even if the purpose and problems you're working on are interesting and inspiring, if what you have to do to figure the questions out are tedious for you, then you're not going to enjoy your job.

But more often than not, there are many different roles that are solving similar problems, so it's about finding the right one for you.

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You have to enjoy both the mission and impact of your work, as well as the nitty-gritty day to day.
Even if the purpose and problems you're working on are interesting and inspiring, if what you have to do to figure the questions out are tedious for you, then you're not going to enjoy your job.

But more often than not, there are many different roles that are solving similar problems, so it's about finding the right one for you.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you learnt a lot more about only because you were so wrong?

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Can you think of something that you learnt a lot more about only because you were so wrong?

What else is in the episode

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Planets, moons, asteroids & life in our solar system

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Planets, moons, asteroids & life in our solar system

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What is interesting about Earth as a planet?

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What is interesting about Earth as a planet?

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The chances of aliens and the beauty of science

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The chances of aliens and the beauty of science

Who is Katherine de Kleer?

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An Assistant Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at Caltech. Her research focuses on the surface environments, atmospheres, and thermochemical histories of the Solar System's planets and satellites.

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An Assistant Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy at Caltech. Her research focuses on the surface environments, atmospheres, and thermochemical histories of the Solar System's planets and satellites.

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