RICHARD FEYNMAN born May 11 1918

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I read his QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter years ago - it was fascinating to see just how probability rather than determinism plays a role, even in something as simple as a reflection.
 

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I read his QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter years ago - it was fascinating to see just how probability rather than determinism plays a role, even in something as simple as a reflection.
Yes: he used to advise students look at ordinary natural phenonema, like the reflection you mention, and go to the quantum explanation. He was never brash or a 'know-it-all'. He continuously referred to how wonderful and mysterious the world really is, and to nature as 'she'.
 

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