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What has been the most difficult concept for you to grasp?

There are those who think that given the proper surroundings you can grasp any concept. Salmon Khan, someone whose Khan Academy I greatly admire, says that the only thing you have to know is “ 881 more words

Ideas

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

Reviewed by Carol Van Strum,  Independent Science News

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts,” Richard Feynman famously declared in 1966. 244 more words

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The atomic bomb: A rabbit shoot

I well remember Richard Feynman’s performance on the federal commission studying why the Challenger space shuttle blew up on takeoff in 1986. How simply he explained what no one else seemed to know, and thus wrapped up the precise cause spectacularly. 72 more words

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this fucking guy

Richard Feynman

 

if yous a aspirin scientist, read these two books bout his life.

Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!

and

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Book Review: "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!"

Book: “Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!” – Richard P. Feynman

Date Finished: 2/10/2015

As a lover physics I was extremely excited to read this book. I had put it off for some time, even though a few fellow students recommended it while I was in college. 415 more words

Books

Nothing Is Mere

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is “mere.” I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. 115 more words

Science

The Broader Implications of Feynman's the Value of Science

Those of you using Feynman this semester may find the assignment/activity Joan Ruffino created productive to your own class: Joan has asked her student to watch the six-minute video clip from the Crossroads Project and reflect on how Feynman’s ideas connect with this project. 348 more words