If there is one thing that turns Robin Ince from a great comic into a genuinely all-round brilliant guy, it’s his love of (my own personal hero) Richard Feynman. If you want to hear why Feynman is so inspirational to so many people, this is your chance! =]
A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece for a BBC website to coincide with a Radio 4 documentary about Richard Feynman. Here is a rewritten, considerably longer version with a variety of Feynman film links. I can promise nothing new to the Feynman enthusiast. This is a biased and simple introduction.
“if you are going to be a physicist, you will have a lot to study: two hundred years of the most rapidly developing field of knowledge that there is” Richard Feynman
When I was a child I desperately wanted to be a scientist, but then it something went wrong. That something was science education.
Unfortunately, during the early years of my secondary school education, science became joyless succession of burning peanuts on bunsen burners at best.
It was a subject that seemed disjointed from the world even though it is the method that attempts to explain the…
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