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Free download The Meaning of It All Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist 109 În anul 1963 Richard Feynman a fost invitat să ţină trei conferinţe în faţa studenţilor de la Universitatea din Seattle Era profesor la Californian Institute of Technology lucrase în timpul războiului la Los Alamos în grupul de fizicieni care au creat bomba atomică adusese câteva remarcabile contribuţii în fizica teoretică pentru care avea să primească premiul Nobel în 1965 şi devenise foarte cunoscut pentru mintea sa vie şi iscoditoare Conferin. Richard Feynman was something else He summarizes the curious scientific worldview like no other Discordia profesor la Californian Institute of Technology lucrase în timpul războiului la Los Alamos în grupul de fizicieni care au creat bomba atomică adusese câteva remarcabile contribuţii în fizica teoretică Stage Mum pentru care avea să Sweet Mandarin premiul Nobel în 1965 şi devenise foarte cunoscut Sweet Mandarin pentru mintea sa vie şi iscoditoare Conferin. Richard Feynman was something else He summarizes the curious scientific worldview like no other

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Free download The Meaning of It All Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist 109 ţele n au avut însă ca subiect fizica ci teme de o mare diversitate pe măsura neastâmpărului intelectual al conferenţiarului incertitudinea cunoaşterii şi rolul ei în evoluţia ştiinţei relaţiile ştiinţei cu tehnologia cu religia morala şi politica cu eresuri contemporane precum existenţa farfuriilor zburătoare sau tămăduirea prin credinţă ca şi cu alte aspecte ale lumii noastre precum publicitatea în mass media sau tendinţele paranoice ale. I respect Mr Feynman s intelligence and skill as a lecturer His reputation makes me feel bad about giving this book only two stars But this book isn t his best work The three lectures in this book were given in 1963 It s interesting to speculate how his speech would be different if given today In 1963 the lectures may have seemed cutting edge I was particularly interested in what he had to say about the relationship between religion and science Well he did a fine job describing the conflict between religion and science Then he asked the uestion How can religion and science coexist without being a threat to each other His answer was I don t know I suppose that shows he s smart enough to not wade into theology But I was disappointed One interesting thing he said is that there are some scientists who believe in God but there aren t very many who have an image of God that matches that of their parents Of course that s true of many non scientists too El caso Banchero pe măsura neastâmpărului intelectual al conferenţiarului incertitudinea cunoaşterii şi rolul ei în evoluţia ştiinţei relaţiile ştiinţei cu tehnologia cu religia morala şi The Pleasure Trap politica cu eresuri contemporane Watching Natalie Cheat precum existenţa farfuriilor zburătoare sau tămăduirea For Just Cause prin credinţă ca şi cu alte aspecte ale lumii noastre It Feels Good to Be Yourself precum Teeth in the Mist publicitatea în mass media sau tendinţele The Information Technology Revolution The Complete Guide paranoice ale. I respect Mr Feynman s intelligence and skill as a lecturer His reputation makes me feel bad about giving this book only two stars But this book isn t his best work The three lectures in this book were given in 1963 It s interesting to speculate how his speech would be different if given today In 1963 the lectures may have seemed cutting edge I was The State of Water particularly interested in what he had to say about the relationship between religion and science Well he did a fine job describing the conflict between religion and science Then he asked the uestion How can religion and science coexist without being a threat to each other His answer was I don t know I suppose that shows he s smart enough to not wade into theology But I was disappointed One interesting thing he said is that there are some scientists who believe in God but there aren t very many who have an image of God that matches that of their Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems parents Of course that s true of many non scientists too

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Free download The Meaning of It All Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist 109 Unor grupuri militante Feynman le a abordat pe toate cu desăvârşita onestitate a omului de ştiinţă care l a caracterizat de a lungul întregii sale vieţi oferindu ne totodată un revelator autoportret al unuia dintre cei mai mari fizicieni ai tuturor timpurilor„Minunată treabă Feynman are talentul de a ataca cele mai profunde teme cu idei simple şi cu anecdote Lumea are multe de învăţat de la o asemenea gândire limpede şi necomplicată“ Paul DAVIE. I know this may be a shock but I ve never read Feynman until now Of course I pick a transcription of a three night series of lectures for my first rather than his thought out writings But one gets a sense of his humor The three lectures in 1963 Seattle were titled The Uncertainty of Science The Uncertainty of Values and This Unscientific Age Feynman s first two lectures had structure and yet this still reads like the spoken lecture it was sidetracks here and there Okay he was all over the place and he admits his third lecture is a collection of thoughts with less structure certainly and it reads like itTakeawaysIn The Uncertainty of Science Feynman talks about science being a method of finding things out Observation is king in this aspect if there is an exception to any rule and if it can be rpoved by observation that rule is wrong Simple yet not simple And But if a thing is not scientific if it cannot be subjected to the test of observation this does not mean that it is dead wrong or stupid Scientists take all those things that can be analyzed by observation and thus the things called science are found out But there are some things left out for which the method does not work This does not mean those things are unimportantWhat follows is one of the many times he was all over the place that I mentioned at the startFeynman says that the specific a scientific rule is the interesting it is The definite the statement the interesting it is to test I like that but he jumps right into Words can be meaningless If they are used in such a way that no sharp conclusions can be drawn as in my example of oomph then the proposition they state is almost meaningless because you can explain almost anything by the assertion that things have a tendency to motility A great deal has been made of this by philosophers who say that words must be defined extremely precisely Actually I disagree somewhat with this I think that extreme precision of definition is often not worthwhile and sometimes it is not possible in fact mostly it is not possible but I will not get into that argument hereI think his point is meaningless Definitions are not the issue What words are used is Regardless he closes that first lecture with Doubt is clearly a value in the sciences Whether it is in other fields is an open uestions and an uncertain matter If any scientist claims no uncertainty I think said scientist needs to go back to schoolIn his second lecture The Uncertainty of Values Feynman skirts and flirts with something Gould thought was non overlapping He says So I have developed in a previous talk and I want to maintain here that it is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn t get confined permanently blocked as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of manBy being uncertain we can progress On the other end there is little as certain as a devout religious man who will not progress My thoughts not his At least not here He does pose a thought exercise of a young man recall this is 1963 of a religious family going off to a university to study science who learns to doubt Feynman believed without data that than half of scientists did not believe in their father s God and asks whyBy answering this uestion I think that we will point up most clearly the problems of the relation of religion and science Well why is it There are three possibilities The first is that the young man is taught by the scientists and I have already pointed out they are atheists and so their evil is spread from the teacher to the student perpetually Thank you for the laughter If you take this point of view I believe it shows that you know less of science than I know of religionIf you take this point of view Love it The second possibility was an assumption that a little knowledge was dangerous and the young man having learned a little science now thought he knew everything And the third possibility was that the young man didn t understand science correctly because science cannot disprove God Feynman says It is not my purpose to disprove anything Maybemaybe not But Feynman does take the discussion in the right direction Is there a God or isn t there a God changes to the uestion How sure am I that there is a God Now continuing along what Gould would later label Non Overlapping Majesteria Feynman says that ethical values lie outside the scientific realm and responding to people who thought that science should have some conclusions about moral valuesI have several reasons for that You see if you don t have a good reason you have to have several reasons I laughed out loud at that so I have four reasons to think that moral values lie outside the scientific realm First in the past there were conflicts The metaphysical positions have changed and there have been practically no effects on the ethical views So there must be a hint that there is an independence Second I already pointed out that I think at least there are good men who practice Christian ethics and don t believe in the divinity of Christ The third thing is that as far as I know in the gathering of scientific evidence there doesn t seem to be anywhere anything that says whether the Golden Rule is a good one or not I don t have any evidence of it on the basis of scientific study And finally I would like to make a little philosophical argument What should I do Should I do this scientifically cannot be answered Cause and effect can usually be determined but an effect from cause may not necessarily follow As to his first point and the hint of independence I say there is a hint but not confirmation And to his second point he traps himself with naming Christian ethics which are neither exclusive nor original Nor divinely revealed In 1963 Russia was still the big threat and he had thoughts on itRussia is a backward country Oh it is technologically advanced I described the difference between what I like to call the science and technology It does not apparently seem unfortunately that engineering and technological development are not consistent with suppressed new opinion It appears at least in the days of Hitler where no new science was developed nevertheless rockets were made and rockets also can be made in Russia I am sorry to hear that but it is true that technological development the applications of science can go on without the freedom Russia is backward because it has not learned that there is a limit to government power The great discovery of the Anglo Saxons is they are not the only people who thought of it but to take the later history of the long struggle of the idea that there can be a limit to government power Today members of a certain non progressive political party claim to want to reduce government yet they actually want to increase their power Feynman also says The fact that Russia is not free is clear to everyone and the conseuences in the sciences are uite obvious One of the best examples is Lysenko who has a theory of genetics which is that acuired characteristics can be passed on to the offspring This is probably trueYeah You can imagine my reaction He ualifies that by saying that the major part of genetic behavior is different than Lysenko s theory I suppose that s the good uncertain scientist talking Feynman s last lecture was as noted above admittedly a collection of ideas and not with a specific point He titled it The Unscientific Age Little did he know that 50 years later it would get worse On judging an idea an example The first one example has to do with whether a man knows what he is talking about whether what he says has some basis or not And my trick that I use is very easy If you ask him intelligent uestions that is penetrating interested honest frank direct uestions on the subject and no trick uestions then he uickly gets stuck A rather sad assessment he tells a story about politicsSuppose two politicians are running for president and one goes through the farm section and is asked What are you going to do about the farm uestion And he knows right away bang bang bang Now he goes to the next campaigner who comes through What are you going to do about the farm problem Well I don t know I used to be a general and I don t know anything about farming But it seems to me it must be a very difficult problem because for twelve fifteen twenty years people have been struggling with it and people say that they know how to solve the farm problem And it must be a hard problem So the way that I intend to solve the farm problem is to gather around me a lot of people who know something about it to look at all the experience that we have had with this problem before to take a certain amount of time at it and then to come to some conclusion in a reasonable way about it Now I can t tell you ahead of time what conclusion but I can give you some of the principles I ll try to use not to make things difficult for individual farmers if there are any special problems we will have to have some way to take care of them etc etc etc Now such a man would never get anywhere in this country I think It s never been tried anyway This is in the attitude of mind of the populace that they have to have an answer and that a man who gives an answer is better than a man who gives no answer when the real fact of the matter is in most cases it is the other way aroundI have direct experience with this I gave the second answer in an interview Not what the hiring authority was looking for or wanting And in today s politics baldfaced lies are preferred by a certain minority of the electorate to anyone who honestly says we have to put in some workAsking how we get new ideas he answers by analogy and then illustratesFirst we take witch doctors The witch doctor says he knows how to cure There are spirits inside which are trying to get out You have to blow them out with an egg and so on Put a snakeskin on and take uinine from the bark of a tree The uinine works He doesn t know he s got the wrong theory of what happens If I m in the tribe and I m sick I go to the witch doctor He knows about it than anyone else But I keep trying to tell him he doesn t know what he s doing and that someday when people investigate the thing freely and get free of all his complicated ideas they ll learn much better ways of doing it Who are the witch doctors Psychoanalysts and psychiatrists of course If you look at all of the complicated ideas that they have developed in an infinitesimal amount of time if you compare to any other of the sciences how long it takes to get one idea after the other if you consider all the structures and inventions and complicated things the ids and the egos the tensions and the forces and the pushes and the pulls I tell you they can t all be there It s too much for one brain or a few brains to have cooked up in such a short time However I remind you that if you re in the tribe there s nobody else to go toOkay I uoted this because his analogy of psychoanalysts to witch doctors was a gem And damn if he isn t spot on so much mumbo jumbo in such a comparatively short in the grand humanity scheme of things amount of timeSo I whetted my appetite and now need to read substance from the great physicist


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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Meaning of It All Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist By Richard P. Feynman characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Richard P. Feynman This book is a short read It is based on three part public lecture given by Feynman in 1963 in which he talked about various topics In general they're enjoyable especially those that deal with science but he also speaks about politics The following points are my summary for the most important topic he tackledThe nature of science the fact that it can be used for good or evil purposesNature and its poetry that is way beautiful than myths b

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  • 11 August 2019
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