Richard P. Feynman
The pleasure of Finding Things Out
Book Review by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony

More likely an "Inspirational" work than a "Scientific" one, the title certainly implies that. In fact, what a pleasure it is to read this book! Really a collection of short works (many speeches) written by acclaimed Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. But, please don't think it's stuffy or even scientific. Yes, it does at times get scientific, but mostly it's a verbalization, a personal account of the wondrousness of our natural curiosity. Feynman is a well educated boy. He's a boy watching the clouds float and change shape and wondering all sorts of things about them.

In fact Feynman offers up one possible definition of science: "the belief in the ignorance of the experts." Even as he dares speak on war and religion and “The meaning of it all”, Feynman professes disdain for philosophy. Still his books certainly have a philosophical feel to them. (I also enjoyed “Surely, You're Joking Mr. Feynman.”)

"If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar."

"I'm talking about a specific, extra type of integrity that is not lying, but bending over backwards to show how you're maybe wrong."

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