Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius

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In this 90-minute BBC documentary from 1993, we see a glimpse of Richard Feynman at his best. Feynman and other figures from his life are interviewed extensively, revealing a portrait of a complex mind -- a man who was willing to live with doubt, uncertainty, and incorrectness as part of the human condition. It's wonderful. A representative quote: "His way of thinking was not typical." No doubt. Check it out:

The film was also adapted into a book.

Some of my favorite prior coverage of Feynman on Mental Floss: Richard Feynman: “I Can Live With Doubt”; Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine; The Feynman Series; and Classic Feynman Physics Lectures Free Online, Courtesy of Bill Gates.

(Via Kottke.)

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