06 NOV 2012 by ideonexus

 The Energy Game

The Energy Game > Example/Illustration > The Energy Game in a Dead Moth
Feynman describes a game of tracing all energy back to the sun, and Chet Raymo provides an example of this with a moth being carried away by ants.
01 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Ignorance Versus Enlightenment's Education of t...

William Tyndale Translates the New Testament into English > Contrast > Bad Men Hoard Knowledge
When a scholar translated the Bible to English so that anyone may read it, he was branded a heretic; however, Diderot admonished specialists who hoarded their knowledge and denied humanity the benefit of their discoveries.
03 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Culture as an Evolutionary Strategy, It's Danger, and Sci...

The Evolution of Culture > Cause and Effect > The Danger of Culture and Science as the Solution
Before the study of Memetics, Feynman provides a succinct description of culture as memes, and then later, he describes the danger of culture, erroneous memes, the cure for which is science.