The Opposing Thumb

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Beauty is in the Biological Knowledge of the Beholder

OT feels that readers of a previous post were left with an unflattering view of the late, great Richard Feynman as a of soulless technocrat. Feynman added to his intelligence and analytical skills a palpable sense of wonder and play, a brief snippet of which can be glimpsed in this clip, where he takes down a variant of Keats’ bitching about Newton unweaving the rainbow:

By the way, if you are a philosopher, or philosophically inclined, you should not feel uniquely offended by said previous post- Feynman also  loved taking shots at Biology.

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