Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Mar 4, 2010 20:50:13 GMT
Not sure why but i love this clip:
Great Minds, Great Words: Richard Feynman - The Uncertainty of Knowledge ... The Nature and Purpose of the Universe
Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics (he proposed the parton model).
In somewhat related news, I'm reading the Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies at the moment which explores the 'theory of everything'.
From the cover:
"Is a theory of everything within our grasp? If there was a big bang, what happened before it? Is there just one universe or many? Could we exist in an endless time loop?"
Excellent read so far, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested who has heard of terms like quantum mechanics, quantum cosmology, dark matter, string theory, the multiverse etc etc and wants them explained in an accessible way.
"You know, I rather like this God fellow. Very theatrical, you know. Pestilence here, a plague there. Omnipotence... gotta get me some of that."