Posts Tagged ‘Richard Feynman’

This Family Is Learning as They Go What It’s Like to Have a Child In Their Midst Whose Behavior Resembles a Pint-Sized Henry Kissinger’s—That Is, A Big Picture Thinker

Today’s commentary was prompted by listening to one mother’s frustration with a precocious, hyperactive six-year-old. Among other things, she says, “He never quits asking questions.” He also seems to be an extremely healthy demonstration of what chaos scientists call “self-organized criticality,” about which I’ll say more in detail later.
In general terms, this kid’s brain cycles [...]

In These Days of Ceaselessly Impassioned Assertions by People of Faith, I’m Reminded Almost Hourly of My Favorite Quote

The late Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, once confided to the audience of the BBC television program, “Horizon”:
“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
“I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different [...]