Thursday, March 15, 2007

Richard Feynman

For those of you, who have not heard of him, Richard Feynman was reputedly the person with the lowest IQ (even at this low end, he was fairly high, probably at 125) to win a Nobel prize for scientific pursuits. I learnt of him first when I read his book, "Surely You are Joking Mr. Feynman". His interests were diverse including physics, biology and lock picking!

He was, by nature, a very curious person; a quality that I personally possess to some extent, and cherish a great deal. Here's a 50 minute video of him, in an interview with the BBC. It is called "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out". An instruction in itself.

Just goes on to show that your curiosity can be a good substitute for very high IQ.

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