The Late Movies: The Feynman Series

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Tonight, let's celebrate physicist Richard Feynman. In the following three videos, Reid Gower edits together voiceover by Richard Feynman with footage from various sources, and "hopes to promote scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population." It's beautiful, smart, and calming. Future installments will be forthcoming, so you may want to subscribe to Gower's YouTube channel for more.

Beauty

"It's not just beauty at this dimension of one centimeter -- there's also beauty at the smaller dimensions."

Honours

"One of the things that my father taught me beside physics, whether it's correct or not, is disrespect for certain kinds of things. For example ... 'Now look at these humans. Here's one human standing here, and these others are bowing. Now what is the difference? This one is the Pope and those are the ordinary people' -- he hated the Pope anyway, and he'd say -- 'The difference is ... the uniform.'"

Curiosity

Nice use of Koyaanisqatsi footage in this one! "It's almost unbelievable that the final variety of phenomena can come from such a steady operation of such simple rules."

See Also

The Sagan Series, the companion series to this one. For more _flossy Feynman coverage, check out: Remembering Richard Feynman; Richard Feynman: “I Can Live With Doubt”; Richard Feynman Explains Trains; The Late Movies: More Richard Feynman Explanations; Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine; Classic Feynman Physics Lectures Free Online, Courtesy of Bill Gates.

(Hat tip to Kottke and ?interesting for pointing out this series!)

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