Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer [10:25]

Description

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest 20th Century scientists, is also one of the greatest recent explainers of science to the public.  He was also insatiably curious and an infamous prankster.  This video does a great job explaining the importance of the person, his research, and his effect on public understanding of science.

Discussion Questions

  • Why is it important that we have great explainers in addition to great researchers?
  • What do you think would happen to society if we didn’t have people to explain science to non-scientists?
  • Why is curiosity so important for science?

Keywords: Feynman, freethinker, humanist, famous, scientist, education

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