Richard Feynman on Beauty.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 2, 2011
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As in real love, beauty becomes more, not less beautiful the more we know about it.

A Visual Ode to Science by Richard Feynman.

This is a video that’s like a painting, a great painting, a work of art. Or maybe it’s just like an ice cream, waffle cone, on a hot day. It’s enjoyable, it’s exciting, satisfying.

The Feynman Series is a companion project with The Sagan Series in hopes to promote scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population.

MUSIC : Goldmund – Threnody –
NARRATION: Carl Sagan – The Pale Blue Dot (Audiobook) –
Home –
BBC Planet Earth –
BBC Life –
BBC The Grand Rift –’s_Wild_Heart
BBC The Secret Life Of Chaos –
Microcosmos –
Chronos –
BBC The South Pacific –


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Richard Feynman on Beauty.”

  1. This is breathtaking! "It's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have the answers which might be wrong…..I don't feel frightened by not knowing things…" Love it!

  2. Andréa Balt says:

    I couldn't blink throughout this entire video. My eyelids are sore from so much beauty. The unknown is a more suitable home to the restless spirit than "local" certainty.

  3. sherimccord says:

    I love Feynman. This is awesome.

  4. […] videos like this: Feynman. Sagan. Wow. Wow. […]

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  6. @JakeWells says:

    Interesting idea: the more you know about something, the more (not less) beautiful it becomes. I'm not sure that works with humor though – the greater you scrutinize it the less funny it seems to become and the less sense it makes…like saying a word 100 times to yourself.

  7. Mishishu says:

    I didn’t even know who Neil DeGrasse Tyson was until this semester, my Contemporary Sciences Prof loves NOVA and Tyson hosts and narrates almost all of them. He is an amazing human being. I have actually grown to love science because of him. This statement is just one of the myriad of reasons. Continually educating and enlightening me!