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Luck and Privilege

“So I have just one wish for you – the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. 7 more words

Quote of the Day

The problem is not to find the best or most efficient method to proceed to a discovery, but to find any method at all.

Richard Feynman

Quote Of The Day

One future - many possibilities

The grandeur of quantum mechanics is the attempt of a century’s worth of scientific intellect directed towards divining the workings of the universe. The scientists have been poring into their telescopes looking into our past, physicists have been toiling over whiteboard and notepads, working out the mathematics to imagine the mind boggling beauty of the universe. 878 more words

Musings

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

GOVERNMENT

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

Blogosphere

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?