"There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear energy] will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will."
~ Albert Einstein
I think it is human tendency to place others who we deem as great on a pedestal, believing everything they posit as absolute truth. We make them near unto gods, infallible. We do not question their reason, we do not try to move past their disease. This is a dangerous place to rest, limiting our knowledge to the lives of others. We should be willing to learn from yet question everything even our greatest heroes might have to offer.
Is this a dangerous place to tread? Is it safer to believe? Without stretching our limits, we will not fall. If I never try to take the first step, I will not stumble and cannot fall. Is failure a such bad experience?