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← From One Physicist to Another: Lawrence Krauss Reflects on the Life and Work of Richard Feynman

Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Steve Zara

I will also mention he blew off Linus Pauling when Pauling attempted to give him help on his cancer. When it came to medicine, Feynman had very large shoes, only they were made of lead. Feynman's genius was not universal, it was largely confined to physics.

That's a phenomenon that I find deeply puzzling. How can some great scientist understand so much about reason and evidence and logic when thinking about their subject and yet seemingly throw it all away when they move into other areas? How do they decide it's reasonable to be unreasonable?

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 16:12:49 UTC | #605020