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Today's Quotes - Richard Phillips Feynman

posted May 11, 2009, 4:12 AM by Banzai Ben
Richard Phillips Feynman was born at New York City on this
day in 1918. He studied at MIT and received a doctorate for
original work on quantum mechanics at Princeton in 1942.
After working on atomic bomb development during the war he
held the chair in theoretical physics at Cornell, and the
same position at Caltech for the rest of his career. His
lectures were extremely well regarded both in and outside the
opaque realm of physics, and became the basis for several
books.

Today's Quotes:

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence
over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

For those who want some proof that physicists are human, the
proof is in the idiocy of all the different units which they
use for measuring energy.
    - The Character of Physical Law

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and
you are the easiest person to fool.

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our
physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate
school... It is my task to convince you not to turn away
because you don't understand it. You see, my physics students
don't understand it... That is because I don't understand it.
Nobody does.
    - QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

It is odd, but on the infrequent occasions when I have been
called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the
introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I
also do theoretical physics.
    - All today's quotes from Richard Feynman, 1918 - 1988
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