The Anonymous Widower

Richard Feynman

I’d never heard of Richard Feynman, before tonight, when BBC2 had a program about his work on the Enquiry into the Challenger Disaster and a profile of his life. Wikipedia says this about the report on Challenger.

He warned in his appendix to the commission’s report (which was included only after he threatened not to sign the report), “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

It’s a wonderful quote and all politicians should have it tattooed on their bottom.

 

 

May 12, 2013 - Posted by | World | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Shame on you. He’s a famous physicist.

    Comment by John Wright | May 13, 2013 | Reply

    • My physics of the 70’s and 80’s was rather limited. I’ve been writing software for 53 years now!

      Comment by AnonW | May 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surely_You're_Joking,_Mr._Feynman! – this book is very good.

    Comment by Yuriy | May 15, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks, Yuriy

      Comment by AnonW | May 16, 2013 | Reply


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