Author: Alexander Hurlburt

  • Never Trust a Physicist

    “The Cataclysm Sentence,” by Richard Feynman: “if, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence was passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?” Feynman forces readers to evaluate: what can we define as “essential” knowledge?