Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Patron Saint of Tannu Tuva:
~ Richard Feynman ~
"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"

Richard Phillips Feynman, (1918-1988), was an American theoretical physicist. For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, he jointly received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He participated in the Manhattan Project assisting in the development of the atomic bomb and was chosen as a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 1986. It was his investigations that singled out the effects of freezing temperatures upon the shuttle O-ring seals - which ultimately proved to be the colloquial "smoking gun."

His ability to articulate complex scientific principles and concepts in an informal, comprehensible style significantly inspired and impassioned my journey as a scientist, naturalist and entomologist and my quest to understand the veil of nature.

... watch, listen, laugh, and enjoy ... I laughed about the "word bag."

Duration: 40:39
"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry."
~ Richard Feynman, Transcript of the Messenger Lectures at Cornell University, presented in November 1964.

© Delbert La Rue 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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