Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

This is a 50 minute video, a visit with Richard Feynman. Richard Feynman was one of the heroes of my early maturity. I was a Physics undergraduate at St. Joseph's College in the years 1962-1966. Those were the days when Richard Feynman was creating the Feynman Lecture Series on Physics. But that wasn't really the draw. I think the draw was that Richard Feynman was a unique individual with an incredibly enquiring mind. The core of intellectual development is a penetrating curiosity, not merely an idle curiosity. A penetrating curiosity is not satisfied to merely observe. A penetrating curiosity seeks to explore and understand deeply. Spend 50 minutes with Richard Feynman, but turn on your "penetrating curiosity" before you do it and enjoy this fascinating gentleman.

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