What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton

Summary

  1. A fun recounting of Feynman’s life, time on NASA exploring the Challenger disaster and his genuine curiosity of all things
Key Takeaways
  1. Father and first love had the biggest influence on him
  2. Father turned science and teaching into reality when he was a boy by making analogies or comparing to immediate surroundings
  3. Huge difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something
  4. Highest forms of understanding are laughing and human compassion
  5. Have no respect for authority. Question everything and if faulty conclusion, call it as you see it
  6. Science helps man’s imagination catch up to that of nature
  7. In order for any progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt
What I got out of it
  1. A fun read with some insight into how Feynman was as a person and thinker

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