Richard Feynman

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I found this cool picture of Physicist Richard Feynman playing a drum. Feynman was cool because in addition to being one of the greatest physicists ever known, he was an extremely funny and personable guy. Feynman was one of the dying breed of scientist folk heroes I mentioned in my Seed essay. A must-read is a semi-autobiographical collection of anecdotes titled, “Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman.” Feynman is important because he, more so than anyone I can think of, is proof that being smart is cool.

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~ by jack, dude on September 25, 2007.

One Response to “Richard Feynman”

  1. That picture comes from Feynman’s preface in The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Another cool picture of Feynman playing drums (bongos, this time) can be found on the cover of “Feynman’s Tips on Physics”

    These pictures were both taken at the same photo session, circa 1963.

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