27 Jun Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
Feynman was truly the rock-star of the Physics world, who seemed to see the whole world as something to be teased apart so that all parts of it can be fully understood, appreciated, and enjoyed. What truly stands out in this book, aside from his immense genius, is his curious/humorous/humble character. This book gives a great sense of that, and a number of interesting facts and bits of information that go along with it.
This quote of his (not from this book) says it all “I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything. There are many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask “Why are we here?” I might think about it a little bit, and if I can’t figure it out then I go on to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose – which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell.”