Thursday, October 8, 2009

Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman

Richard Feynman is Nobel Prize winner physicist, very inspirational speaker and has a very fine sense of humor. When some one ask him at Princeton whether he wants to have tea with lemon or cream he says without thinking add both so person reply back “Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman!” that’s the reason for a book title. Book is full of real life experiences and incidences happened to Feynman. For reader it is an opportunity to witness his life in small stories which remind me of my dad when he tells the stories about his childhood and life. This book also tells you about science, culture, art and how different sectors like military, education, government works in USA.

I would like to write specific to one of the article from book “Judging books by there covers”. Feynman talks about his experience when he got involved with state board of education California as committee member to look over the books and to give them advise which book to take. He talks about how the book content is selected, how examples given in the book to teach mathematics to children is not appropriate, how the board and publisher has a relationship…too funny, and some time I wonder; is this the way school curriculums are designed?

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