Uncertainty

Just finished reading “The Meaning of It All” by Richard Feynman. It is based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963. It contains some absolutely brilliant ideas on uncertainty. My notes/highlights from this book.

He touches many topics including the conflict between science and religion, people’s distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. The parts which most interested me include the scientific method and his thoughts on the uncertainty in the world and learning to live with it rather than accepting wrong answers.



I think this excerpt from “The Three Body Problem” by Cixin Liu summarizes this book really well.