Richard Feynman on Question Formulation

How we frame a question both constrains and frees our creativity[1. Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention by  Mihály Csíkszentmihályi],[2. Framing in Discourse by Deborah Tannen]. The form of the question itself either encourages or precludes certain types of answers. Some forms of questions encourage shallow, quick answers while others encourage you to dig deeper into a topic.

In this video, Richard Feynman— lecturer, physicist, and self-professed womanizer— discusses why questions in an attempt to understand magnetic force.

I note Feynman’s womanizing here, rather than removing this entry, because you’ll eventually come across him, quotations from him, or tributes to him. 99% of those will knowingly or unknowingly gloss over his flaws while promoting his contributions to science, writing, and culture. I think you should know the whole story.