Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Meandering in theory . . .

Today is the birthday of Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988), physicist.

Richard Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there." - Richard P. Feynman

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man." - Richard P. Feynman

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman

"No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it." - Richard P. Feynman

"some people say, How can you live without knowing? I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know." - Richard P. Feynman

"There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!" - Richard P. Feynman

"I'm smart enough to know that I'm dumb." - Richard P. Feynman

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