Richard Feynman – The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out was filmed in 1981 and will delight and encourage anyone who would like to share something of the joys of scientific discovery. Feynman is a master storyteller, and his tales – about childhood, Los Alamos, or how they won a Nobel Prize – are a vivid and entertaining insight in to the mind of a great scientist at work and play.
In this candid interview Feynman touches on a massive selection of topics from the beauty of nature to particle physics. They explains things that are hard to grasp in layman’s terms much like Carl Sagan did in the cosmos series. His explanation of the scientific technique covers what they know, why they know it and most importantly, what they don’t know and the pleasure of figuring it out.
While the video quality is less than desirable the content of this program over makes up for it. Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize for Chemistry said “The 1981 Feynman Horizon is the best science program I have ever seen. This is not my view – it is also the opinion of lots of of the best scientists that I do know who have seen the program… It ought to be mandatory viewing for all students whether they be science or arts students.”