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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 the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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