Oct. 26, 2012

SciFri Book Club Open Thread -- "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

by Leslie Taylor

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Today the SciFri Book Club will talk about Nobel Prize­-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman's book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman."  What did you think of the book? Is it a fascinating glimpse into a brilliant mind? Is it a disjointed collection of anecdotes? Does it make you -- like me -- wish you could have had the opportunity to hear Feynman speak in person?
 
You can share your thoughts on the book by calling in during the live broadcast from 3:30 to 4:00 ET (800-989-8255) and also chime in here in the comments. Or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SciFriBookClub.
 
In the meantime, enjoy this video from a 1981 BBC interview with Feynman, in which he talks about why he sees a flower as so much more than just a flower.
 
About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is Science Friday’s Web editor. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be.

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