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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The pleasure of finding things out - RP Feynman

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At 6/06/2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Blu_Matt declaimed...

Nice find, although if I never see another Feynman diagram again it'll be too soon.

At 6/06/2006 5:04 PM, Blogger Brucker declaimed...

It's a fascinating observation that Feynman makes about beauty and knowlege in regards to the flower, and I wonder if it was intentional to follow up that segment with a segment of him drawing. After all, does being an artist and understanding how lines and shades and colors come together to make beauty make that artist less able to see the beauty in the end?

Oddly enough, it's not entirely out of the question. I once took a college course entitled "The Art of Directing" in which would read scripts (such as "Hamlet") and then watch three or four different productions of that script to analyze the choices specific directors had made about bringing the material to life. For some time after taking the class, I had a hard time enjoying the movie as a movie, and found myself unable to avoid breaking it down into components for analysis. I enjoy movies now, though, and have the ability to view them either way. I think I have come to see more in movies from what I have learned.

I indeed have known far too many religious people who would rather close their eyes to science out of fear that it will blind them to God, but there really is no better way to fully understand the physical world we live in. For a religious type, the possible upside of finding out about science is to better understand the "workmanship" of the "creator", while the possible downside is discovering you have believed in a lie. And after all, if you have believed a lie, is it not better to free yourself from it as soon as possible?

At 6/06/2006 5:21 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

"And after all, if you have believed a lie, is it not better to free yourself from it as soon as possible?"

Not if your goal is to believe lies.

At 6/07/2006 2:41 AM, Blogger demonsthenes declaimed...

Good stuff!



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