Quote of the moment: Richard Feynman, science vs. public relations


Feynman speaking from the grave? You decide:

Feynman uses a glass of ice water to show the Challenger's O-ring problem, 1986

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

Richard Feynman, in the Rogers Commission Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, appendix (1986)

Photo: Richard Feynman, at a hearing of the Rogers Commission, demonstrates with a glass of ice water and a piece of O-ring material, how cold makes the O-rings inflexible; photo credit unknown

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    2 Responses to Quote of the moment: Richard Feynman, science vs. public relations

    1. Veit Stefan says:

      Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, da ich dieses Jahr an einem Jugendwettbewerb zur Nanotechnologie teilnehmen möchte, wollte ich Sie bitten, dieses Bild http://www.samizdata.net/blog/~pdeh/Feynman_IceDunk.jpg natürlich mit der Nennung der Quelle für meine Präsentation verwenden zu dürfen.

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