jtotheizzoe:

Equations and Sketches by Richard Feynman, a reminder that discovery often comes when we expand our mind beyond the simple figures and equations, and into the imagination.

Echoed by this passage on embracing wonder in science, from A General Theory of Love (via Brain Pickings):

Science is an inherent contradiction — systematic wonder — applied to the natural world. In its mundane form, the methodical instinct prevails and the result, an orderly procession of papers, advances the perimeter of knowledge, step by laborious step. Great scientific minds partake of that daily discipline and can also suspend it, yielding to the sheer love of allowing the mental engine to spin free. And then Einstein imagines himself riding a light beam, Kekule formulates the structure of benzene in a dream, and Fleming’s eye travels past the annoying mold on his glassware to the clear ring surrounding it — a lucid halo in a dish otherwise opaque with bacteria — and penicillin is born. Who knows how many scientific revolutions have been missed because their potential inaugurators disregarded the whimsical, the incidental, the inconvenient inside the laboratory?

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    Sketches and equations from the man who inspired me to become a scientist.
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