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When contemplating the property uncertainty‏, as with knowledge, it turns out to be very difficult to provide an uncontentious analysis. Because of its many different conceptions and dimensions, the full value of uncertainty‏ is surprisingly hard to capture. 194 more words


Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics (The Universe in a Wine Glass)

“A poet once said, “The whole universe is in a glass of wine.” We will probably never know in what sense he meant it, for poets do not write to be understood. 212 more words


We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born.

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Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

The first way in which science is of value is familiar to everyone. It is that scientific knowledge enables us to do all kinds of things and to make all kinds of things. 2,191 more words


The Problem With 'Why' by Richard Feynman

Interviewer: If you get hold of two magnets, and you push them, you can feel this pushing between them. Turn them around the other way, and they slam together. 1,345 more words

week 10- meet Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte is one of the founding fathers of information graphics and data visualisation.

Tufte showed the importance of careful design of information through the way in which information was visualised before the Challenger disaster of 1986 – the clarity of design is key, it should inform, not persuade. 511 more words

Imaging And Data Visualisation