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What would Richard Feynman do? An infographic

(via Mental Floss)

Learn more and be amused by Richard Feynman in his autobiography, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character).

From Amazon’s editorial review:

It’s possible to enjoy Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman simply as a bunch of hilarious yarns with the smart-alecky author as know-it-all hero.

At some point, however, attentive readers realize that underneath all the merriment simmers a running commentary on what constitutes authentic knowledge: learning by understanding, not by rote; refusal to give up on seemingly insoluble problems; and total disrespect for fancy ideas that have no grounding in the real world.

Feynman himself had all these qualities in spades, and they come through with vigor and verve in his no-bull prose. No wonder his students–and readers around the world–adored him.

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3 responses to “What would Richard Feynman do? An infographic”

  1. Stephen May says:

    I read that book just a few months ago. It’s rather good.

  2. Stephen says:

    Love the book, like Feynman, love this. <3

  3. Jesse Gavin says:

    I love how there’s only one possible answer to the question: “Is there a bongo drum around?”