Yes. Many breakthroughs in science have come from "untrained minds" ...remember the two high school kids who stumbled upon a major breakthrough in cancer? Young people learning about something for the first time do not see the limitations that teaching imposes over time. Little by little in hundreds of ways we are taught limitation. Once that old song that says, "You can't always get what you want" was playing and my daughter was 3 and she said, Why not?. Some limitations are necessary in society, rules, laws, personal boundaries but others in academia build fences rather than open minds.
at 4:23 AM on Dec. 19, 2012