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READ PDF ¸ The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist ð N Anul , Richard Feynman A Fost Invitat S In Trei Conferin E N Fa A Studen Ilor De La Universitatea Din Seattle Era Profesor La Californian Institute Of Technology, Lucrase N Timpul R Zboiului La Los Alamos N Grupul De Fizicieni Care Au Creat Bomba Atomic , Adusese C Teva Remarcabile Contribu Ii N Fizica Teoretic , Pentru Care Avea S Primeasc Premiul Nobel N , I Devenise Foarte Cunoscut Pentru Mintea Sa Vie I Iscoditoare Conferin Ele N Au Avut Ns Ca Subiect Fizica, Ci Teme De O Mare Diversitate, Pe M Sura Neast Mp Rului Intelectual Al Conferen Iarului Incertitudinea Cunoa Terii I Rolul Ei N Evolu Ia Tiin Ei, Rela Iile Tiin Ei Cu Tehnologia, Cu Religia, Morala I Politica, Cu Eresuri Contemporane, Precum Existen A Farfuriilor Zbur Toare Sau T M Duirea Prin Credin Ca I Cu Alte Aspecte Ale Lumii Noastre Precum Publicitatea N Mass Media Sau Tendin Ele Paranoice Ale Unor Grupuri Militante Feynman Le A Abordat Pe Toate Cu Des V R Ita Onestitate A Omului De Tiin Care L A Caracterizat De A Lungul Ntregii Sale Vie I, Oferindu Ne Totodat Un Revelator Autoportret Al Unuia Dintre Cei Mai Mari Fizicieni Ai Tuturor Timpurilor Minunat Treab Feynman Are Talentul De A Ataca Cele Mai Profunde Teme Cu Idei Simple I Cu Anecdote, Lumea Are Multe De Nv At De La O Asemenea G Ndire Limpede I Necomplicat Paul DAVIES The Meaning of it All is based on lectures given by Richard Feynman to lay audiences at the University of Washington, Seattle, over three nights in April 1963, on science and its relationship to social problems and religion All of Feynman s published books are similarly based on recordings of lectures or conversations It pains me to say anything negative about a book by Feynman but this is one that probably should never have been published, except as part of a Complete Works set This is partly due to a lack of editorial cleanup, and partly because Feynman appears to have been in rare bad form for these talks Well, bad compared to the rest of his stuff if this were the only book of his philosophy in existence then it would be imperfect but still kinda awesome There s not much here that Feynman hasn t expressed elsewhere with greater eloquence In these lectures he makes a number of false starts and abrupt stops, and some minor errors most of which should have been fixed by an editor At one point for instance, he uses infinitesimal when he obviously means to say infinite The only reason for leaving such mistakes intact is, I think, that the book was published posthumously and the publishers were afraid to touch Feynman s words without his approval I m pretty sure that Feynman would have found that elevation of reverence over substance to be absurd There s only one clear instance in the book in which an editor has touched the material a parenthetical notation that Feynman had completed a sentence with a hand gesture instead of words.At another point, Feynman apologizes for his limited knowledge of world religions and expresses the hope that Hindus and Arabs wouldn t feel excluded by his references to the religion with which he was most familiar, Christianity Feynman had been born to a Jewish family but was an atheist My guess is that he was either winking at the audience when he said that laughing at his own provincialism , or that he simply misspoke In either case, though this error is trivial and irrelevant, its inclusion will, I suspect, give some readers an excuse to dismiss his arguments as products of ignorance.My recommendation to all but the most die hard completists is to skip The Meaning of it all and instead pick up Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman, QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter and The Character of Physical Law Surely You re Joking is a collection of anecdotes reflecting Feynman s eclectic range of interests nude portraiture, safecracking, bongo playing, hieroglyphic translating etc and his singular outlook on life QED and The Character of Physical Law are by far the deepest and yet the most accessible math free science books that I ve ever come across. The Meaning of it All is based on lectures given by Richard Feynman to lay audiences at the University of Washington, Seattle, over three nights in April 1963, on science and its relationship to social problems and religion All of Feynman s published books are similarly based on recordings of lectures or conversations It pains me to say anything negative about a book by Feynman but this is one that probably should never have been published, except as part of a Complete Works set This is partly due to a lack of editorial cleanup, and partly because Feynman appears to have been in rare bad form for these talks Well, bad compared to the rest of his stuff if this were the only book of his philosophy in existence then it would be imperfect but still kinda awesome There s not much here that Feynman hasn t expressed elsewhere with greater eloquence In these lectures he makes a number of false starts and abrupt stops, and some minor errors most of which should have been fixed by an editor At one point for instance, he uses infinitesimal when he obviously means to say infinite The only reason for leaving such mistakes intact is, I think, that the book was published posthumously and the publishers were afraid to touch Feynman s words without his approval I m pretty sure that Feynman would have found that elevation of reverence over substance to be absurd There s only one clear instance in the book in which an editor has touched the material a parenthetical notation that Feynman had completed a sentence with a hand gesture instead of words.At another point, Feynman apologizes for his limited knowledge of world religions and expresses the hope that Hindus and Arabs wouldn t feel excluded by his references to the religion with which he was most familiar, Christianity Feynman had been born to a Jewish family but was an atheist My guess is that he was either winking at the audience when he said that laughing at his own provincialism , or that he simply misspoke In either case, though this error is trivial and irrelevant, its inclusion will, I suspect, give some readers an excuse to dismiss his arguments as products of ignorance.My recommendation to all but the most die hard completists is to skip The Meaning of it all and instead pick up Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman, QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter and The Character of Physical Law Surely You re Joking is a collection of anecdotes reflecting Feynman s eclectic range of interests nude portraiture, safecracking, bongo playing, hieroglyphic translating etc and his singular outlook on life QED and The Character of Physical Law are by far the deepest and yet the most accessible math free science books that I ve ever come across. The Meaning of it All is based on lectures given by Richard Feynman to lay audiences at the University of Washington, Seattle, over three nights in April 1963, on science and its relationship to social problems and religion All of Feynman s published books are similarly based on recordings of lectures or conversations It pains me to say anything negative about a book by Feynman but this is one that probably should never have been published, except as part of a Complete Works set This is partly due to a lack of editorial cleanup, and partly because Feynman appears to have been in rare bad form for these talks Well, bad compared to the rest of his stuff if this were the only book of his philosophy in existence then it would be imperfect but still kinda awesome There s not much here that Feynman hasn t expressed elsewhere with greater eloquence In these lectures he makes a number of false starts and abrupt stops, and some minor errors most of which should have been fixed by an editor At one point for instance, he uses infinitesimal when he obviously means to say infinite The only reason for leaving such mistakes intact is, I think, that the book was published posthumously and the publishers were afraid to touch Feynman s words without his approval I m pretty sure that Feynman would have found that elevation of reverence over substance to be absurd There s only one clear instance in the book in which an editor has touched the material a parenthetical notation that Feynman had completed a sentence with a hand gesture instead of words.At another point, Feynman apologizes for his limited knowledge of world religions and expresses the hope that Hindus and Arabs wouldn t feel excluded by his references to the religion with which he was most familiar, Christianity Feynman had been born to a Jewish family but was an atheist My guess is that he was either winking at the audience when he said that laughing at his own provincialism , or that he simply misspoke In either case, though this error is trivial and irrelevant, its inclusion will, I suspect, give some readers an excuse to dismiss his arguments as products of ignorance.My recommendation to all but the most die hard completists is to skip The Meaning of it all and instead pick up Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman, QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter and The Character of Physical Law Surely You re Joking is a collection of anecdotes reflecting Feynman s eclectic range of interests nude portraiture, safecracking, bongo playing, hieroglyphic translating etc and his singular outlook on life QED and The Character of Physical Law are by far the deepest and yet the most accessible math free science books that I ve ever come across. The Meaning of it All is based on lectures given by Richard Feynman to lay audiences at the University of Washington, Seattle, over three nights in April 1963, on science and its relationship to social problems and religion All of Feynman s published books are similarly based on recordings of lectures or conversations It pains me to say anything negative about a book by Feynman but this is one that probably should never have been published, except as part of a Complete Works set This is partly due to a lack of editorial cleanup, and partly because Feynman appears to have been in rare bad form for these talks Well, bad compared to the rest of his stuff if this were the only book of his philosophy in existence then it would be imperfect but still kinda awesome There s not much here that Feynman hasn t expressed elsewhere with greater eloquence In these lectures he makes a number of false starts and abrupt stops, and some minor errors most of which should have been fixed by an editor At one point for instance, he uses infinitesimal when he obviously means to say infinite The only reason for leaving such mistakes intact is, I think, that the book was published posthumously and the publishers were afraid to touch Feynman s words without his approval I m pretty sure that Feynman would have found that elevation of reverence over substance to be absurd There s only one clear instance in the book in which an editor has touched the material a parenthetical notation that Feynman had completed a sentence with a hand gesture instead of words.At another point, Feynman apologizes for his limited knowledge of world religions and expresses the hope that Hindus and Arabs wouldn t feel excluded by his references to the religion with which he was most familiar, Christianity Feynman had been born to a Jewish family but was an atheist My guess is that he was either winking at the audience when he said that laughing at his own provincialism , or that he simply misspoke In either case, though this error is trivial and irrelevant, its inclusion will, I suspect, give some readers an excuse to dismiss his arguments as products of ignorance.My recommendation to all but the most die hard completists is to skip The Meaning of it all and instead pick up Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman, QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter and The Character of Physical Law Surely You re Joking is a collection of anecdotes reflecting Feynman s eclectic range of interests nude portraiture, safecracking, bongo playing, hieroglyphic translating etc and his singular outlook on life QED and The Character of Physical Law are by far the deepest and yet the most accessible math free science books that I ve ever come across.