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Nearly Sane

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Walter

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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 10:09:36 AM »
And still very relevant


http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/51/2/CargoCult.htm
saney,
Thanks for that 👍
Reading it has reminded me why I have difficulties in certain conversations I have with people , on here but mainly in everyday life .
Discovering why people think the way they do has led me to the lifestyle I have (probably) .
Choosing only to interact with others when it suits me because I can't be bothered by their obvious misunderstanding of reality .

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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 10:17:47 AM »
saney,
Thanks for that 👍
Reading it has reminded me why I have difficulties in certain conversations I have with people , on here but mainly in everyday life .
Discovering why people think the way they do has led me to the lifestyle I have (probably) .
Choosing only to interact with others when it suits me because I can't be bothered by their obvious misunderstanding of reality .
I haven't clicked on the link yet, but I think that once you've read about Richard Feynmann, read his books and listened to any of his lectures (which a scientist I know put on to a CD for me some years ago), you know he makes sense! Have you read, 'Surely you're juoking, Mr Feynmann?'
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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 10:31:50 AM »
I haven't clicked on the link yet, but I think that once you've read about Richard Feynmann, read his books and listened to any of his lectures (which a scientist I know put on to a CD for me some years ago), you know he makes sense! Have you read, 'Surely you're juoking, Mr Feynmann?'
hi SD
Yes I have ,
I'm currently re-reading " Don't you have time to think "
I find his style of thinking very refreshing in times of an increasing population of science deniers

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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 10:35:34 AM »
Never come across him, for whatever reason.

Very interesting and thought provoking, I will seek out more.
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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 11:28:08 AM »
Never come across him, for whatever reason.

Very interesting and thought provoking, I will seek out more.
You have a treat in store for you!
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Re: Feynman's Caltech 1974 commencement address...
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 11:49:06 AM »
Never come across him, for whatever reason.

Very interesting and thought provoking, I will seek out more.

You might like "All Genius, All Buffoon: 100 Years of Richard Feynman ": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8pBn8S_JPA

The BBC have a great film "The Fantastic Mr Feynman" that they roll out from time to time.
Ah, but I was so much older then ... I'm younger than that now