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Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman?s contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him?how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book?based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963?shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people?s distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can?t read, just look at the spelling of ?friend?); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman?reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

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"From the great physicist's archives, three delightful lectures on science, society, and our precious freedom of ignorance." New York Times

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In these remarkable lectures--never before published--the brilliant scientist reveals his thinking on life religion, politics, science, and everything in between.

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was raised in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton. He held professorships at both Cornell and the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. He died in 1988.

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ISBN:
9780738201665
Subtitle:
Thoughts Of A Citizen-scientist
Author:
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Author:
Feynman, Richard P.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 25
Publication Date:
19991007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 6.00 oz

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