Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Thought of the Day

It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.

Nobel laureate physicist Richard P. Feynman


Feynman is awesome.

My favorite quote of his is from his appendix to the Challenger report investigating what went wrong. He closes with:

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."
Very good. Thank you, I had not heard that one. He put the infamous O rings in cold water during a press conference and they were stiff almost brittle. QED. Great guy.
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