The fifth of October, 2011: a nice colored tie to look at

“Everybody who comes to a scientific lecture knows they are not going to understand it,” wrote Richard Feynman, “but maybe the lecturer has a nice colored tie to look at.”

Feynman was just great: an incredible communicator, as well as a genius (I am not, of course, qualified to judge whether he was really a genius, but other geniuses are always saying that he was, and they‘ve been vouched for by other geniuses (it’s geniuses all the way down)).

Here’s a nice video, where Feynman comes across as a sort of juiced-up Carl Sagan, or possibly a sciencey Larry David. Brilliant.

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One response to “The fifth of October, 2011: a nice colored tie to look at

  1. I enjoyed the video, old man, over a jacket potato and a glass of Pinot. Cheers.

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