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Friday, May 11, 2018

Google doesn't honor Feynman's 100th birthday

Today marks the 100th birthday of Richard Feynman, Nobel physics laureate, rascal, and teacher of physics teachers.

Because he was a white, Jewish, straight, American male, Google did not commemorate him. Instead Google will go tomorrow or the next day with some Tasmanian transexual pop star's 107th birthday.

That's OK. Feynman faced worse anti-Semitism and fought other Marxists during his three score and 10.

I invite readers to this commemoration.

11 comments:

  1. Gosh, I wouldn't have known that about Google since I use DuckDuckGo

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    1. So do I. But a trusted reader pointed out the centenniel. I wanted to see if Google cared. I was not disappointed.

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  2. "Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" – Richard Feynman
    There was a scientist.
    Algore and Bill Ne do not deserve to carry his slide rule. TG

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  3. What a wonderful person. Loved reading his books, and loved his passion for science.

    Thanks for remembering him today - the Google ding is a bonus - bringing back fond memories is the real treat here.

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  4. Brin doesn't want anyone to realize he's genetically Jewish...like Zuckerberg.

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  5. Read the commemoration. Thx. It compared his popularity to Steven Hawking as far as celebrity status. Unlike hawking, I doubt Feynman would have been a proponent of global warming.

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  6. I don't believe we have any Tasmanian transexual pop stars, 107yo or otherwise - but I've been wrong about these things before.
    We did have your Worst Presidential Candidate Ever and our Worst Prime Minister Ever on stage together during the week. They sang a whiny song called Wimmin Don't Get No Respeck In Polatix.
    Funny, but I don't recall either of them speaking out against the vilification of Margaret Thatcher.

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  7. I’m quite happy the you reminded us of this Don. I did not know. He was such a fine man. And his love letter was extraordinarily compelling.
    By the way, DDG works fine.

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  8. If Feynman is 100, I'd say he is 5 score even.

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  9. Unless a score is 30 in West By God. : )

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