Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life

Category: Physics
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
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by shawn   2018-09-05
Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and Life is a good read: https://www.amazon.com/Feynmans-Rainbow-Search-Beauty-Physic...

Minor spoiler alert.

Feynman had a strong dislike for string theory, even going so far as to shout at someone "I don't want to talk about string theory!" Presumably, Feynman could sense that this kind of "search for beauty" was against empiricism. I always found it interesting that even back then, when empirical observation seemed to rein supreme, there were those who eschewed it and searched for meaning beyond what nature presents to us.