Thursday, April 07, 2005

What Everyone Should Know About Science

The British newspaper The Guardian asked 250 scientists "what's the one thing everyone should learn about science?".

Of course I am partial to Richard Feynman's take on this:

"The most important information … is the atomic hypothesis … that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another."

Speaking of Feynman, I bought this book: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From The Beaten Track: The Letters Of Richard P. Feynman -- the other day but haven't started reading it yet.


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