Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Feynman , Leighton , Sands (1989-01-01), The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Retrieved on 2012-01-01
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    22 JAN 2014

     Everything is Made of Atoms

    Everything is made of atoms. That is the key hypothesis. The most important hypothesis in all of biology, for example, is that everything that animals do, atoms do. In other words, there is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics. This was not known from the beginning it took some experimenting and theorizing to suggest this hypothesis, but now it is accepted, and it is the most useful t...
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    Therefore all biological and chemical phenomena can be understood from this perspective of physics.

    22 JAN 2014

     Other Disciplines Mistake Scientists as having No Imagina...

    The whole question of imagination in science is often misunderstood by people in other disciplines. They try to test our imagination in the following way. They say, "Here is a picture of some people in a situation. What do you imagine will happen next?" When we say, 'I can't imagine,' they may think we have a weak imagination. They overlook the fact that whatever we are allowed to imagine in science must be consistent with everything else we know, that the electric fields and the waves we tal...
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    When, in reality, they are not allowed to imagine beyond what is reality.

    01 JAN 2012

     Mysteries are Served by Science

    Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination - stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one - million - year - old light. A vast pattern - of which I am a part... What is the pattern, or the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth tha...
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    Folksonomies: wonder poetry mysteries
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    A poet who cannot write about the wonders of science because they understand how it works is a poor bard.