Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Hero of Geeks interested in physics...

But obviously...Feynman!! Here are few of his quotes....tells you how cool
he really was!!

"If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave
opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the
fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always
uncertain... In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the
unknown ajar."

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when
you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird...
So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I
learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and
knowing something.

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. "

"We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to, we get into that
paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers, who sit opposite each
other, one saying to the other, 'You don't know what you are talking about!'
The second one says 'What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking?
What do you mean by you?', and so on."

"...far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined
it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who
can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning
sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?"

(On pseudoscience) "...there is one feature I notice that is generally
missing in 'cargo cult science'... It's a kind of scientific integrity, a
principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty
-- a kind of leaning over backwards... For example, if you're doing an
experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it
invalid--not only what you think is right about it... Details that could
throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them."

"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring." (last words)

1 comment:

road_to_perdition said...

yaaaarrrrrrrr, again blog on physics???? there's a sayin....u can only love either physics, or a woman, for the man who loves physics can not possibly find the strength to love the fairer sex!!!! ......ok ok i said it!!!!! jeez! :)
btw which book is this???