Friday, July 08, 2005

The Pleasure of Finding things out

The Pleasure of Finding Things out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

By Richard Feynman

After starting to reading the bits in this book, it becomes quickly evident why so many people have such a profound respect for Richard Feynman. The way he so easily elucidates a complex theory with simple analogies is really quite astounding. I think people also respond to the fact that he genuinely wants to share what he finds interesting and to inspire a similar interest in his audience.

But I think what really makes him and his stories so worthwhile are that like a good comedian or a good story teller, they reveal small truths about life, about interacting with others, etc. It's just rather refreshing, like seeing a good true friend after a long time and sharing some deep conversation.

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