Know when your maps are not useful

(Excerpt from The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish)

But what physicists do so well, and most of us do so poorly, is that they carefully delimit what Newtonian and Einsteinian physics are able to explain. They know down to many decimal places where those maps are useful guides to reality, and where they aren’t. And when they hit uncharted territory, like quantum mechanics, they explore it carefully instead of assuming the maps they have can explain it all.

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