Richard Feynman

The Meaning of It All

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    tightropes of logic on which one has to walk in order not to make a mistake in predicting what will happen
    Madina Tuleyevaцитує2 роки тому
    A great deal has been made of this by philosophers, who say that words must be defined extremely precisely.
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    scientist tries to find more exceptions and to determine the characteristics of the exceptions, a process that is continually exciting as it develops. He does not try to avoid showing that the rules are wrong; there is progress and excitement in the exact opposite. He tries to prove himself wrong as quickly as possible.
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    The exception proves that the rule is wrong.”
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    The possibilities today of producing quantities of food adequate for such a large population, of controlling sickness—the very fact that there can be free men without the necessity of slavery for full production—are very likely the result of the development of scientific means of production.
    Madina Tuleyevaцитує2 роки тому
    it is not always a good idea to be too precise
    cristyydiazgцитує2 роки тому
    he ideas I wish to describe are old ideas. There is practically nothing that I am going to say tonight that could not easily have been said by philosophers of the seventeenth century. Why repeat all this? Because there are new generations born every day. Because there are great ideas developed in the history of man, and these ideas do not last unless they are passed purposely and clearly from generation to generation.
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    For example, there is the absurdity of the young these days chanting things about purple people eaters and hound dogs, something that we cannot criticize at all if we belong to the old flat foot floogie and a floy floy or the music goes down and around.
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    “To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell.”
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