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Reads tagged with “Richard Feynman”

10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents
10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents

Feynman’s sketches, Monroe’s poetry, Plath’s drawings, Magritte’s album art, and more.

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Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education
Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education

Bertrand Russell, Richard Feynman, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Asimov, Kio Stark, and more.

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The Art of Richard Feynman: The Great Physicist’s Little-Known Sketches and Drawings, Collected by His Daughter
The Art of Richard Feynman: The Great Physicist’s Little-Known Sketches and Drawings, Collected by His Daughter

“I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world…this feeling about the glories of the universe.”

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Richard Feynman Explains Where Trees Actually Come From and How Fire Works
Richard Feynman Explains Where Trees Actually Come From and How Fire Works

How the light and heat of the sun made their way into your fireplace.

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Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society

“In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar — ajar only.”

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Richard Feynman on Good and Evil, the Zen of Science, and His Lovely Prose Poem About the Glory of Evolution
Richard Feynman on Good and Evil, the Zen of Science, and His Lovely Prose Poem About the Glory of Evolution

“I . . . a universe of atoms . . . an atom in the universe.”

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Richard Feynman on the Universal Responsibility of Scientists
Richard Feynman on the Universal Responsibility of Scientists

On harvesting the fruit of freedom of thought.

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Ode to a Flower: Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery, Animated
Ode to a Flower: Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery, Animated

“The science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower.”

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Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation
Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation

“In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.”

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Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity
Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself.”

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