Feynman made it too damn easy.
May 2, 2008 9:01 PM   Subscribe

Quotation-filter. I'm trying to remember how a quotation went concerning Richard Feynman's lectures on physics.

To paraphrase it: "You would be in his lectures believing you could do the physics, but when you went home, you realized you were not Feynman." Anyone have a clue?
posted by jmhodges to Education (5 answers total)
Best answer: "The problem with [The Feynman Lectures on Physics] is you read it, and you say ‘Yes! I understand this! I’m doing physics!’ And then you try to solve a problem, and you find that, well, that you’re not Feynman."

I found it a couple of places online, but this one was first.
posted by amyms at 9:17 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: I fail at google. Thanks a bunch, amyms.
posted by jmhodges at 12:45 AM on May 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: And it looks like it was our very own delmoi saying it.
posted by jmhodges at 12:47 AM on May 3, 2008

The commenter can't be delmoi, he has a different surname. And he only has one comment in that thread.
posted by matthewr at 2:55 AM on May 3, 2008

Response by poster: Fuck, I read that "Orzel" all wrong. Yeah, no, that's definitely the guy behind Uncertain Principles who I've actually corresponded with. No more late night posting.
posted by jmhodges at 1:54 PM on May 3, 2008

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