Taken from a play “An Immaculate Misconception” By Carl Djerassi
“oh, everything? for a scientist that’s a meaningless word. You can never know everything. but you can learn when to stop looking for more.”
It is not such an easy thing to learn when to stop. The uneasy balance of progressing without knowing everything is something we all must learn.
It’s maybe like learning to ride a bike–except the inverse. If a person never forgets how to ride a bike, then one always forgets how to keep their balance on incomplete knowledge.
or perhaps it would be better to say, incomplete ignorance. Since the greater percentage is on the side of ignoance