Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character … review and quotes

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious CharacterSurely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mr Feynman reminds me of my grandfather. Prankster and joker, who enjoyed his life and people around him.
Topping that, Feynman is a genius and had tremendous impact on the world of physics.
This book is about his life and his view on the world and our participation in it. Honest, straightforward and analytical and yet spiritual.

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It’s a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty—a kind of leaning over backwards.

 Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them.Read more at location 5126

In summary, the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.Read more at location 5131

And it’s this type of integrity, this kind of care not to fool yourself, that is missing to a large extent in much of the research in cargo cult science.Read more at location 5140

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.Read more at location 5154

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