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Brothers of the Serpent

Aug 4, 2022

Saved by the swapcast! This was originally scheduled as a guest appearance on the excellent Where Did the Road Go podcast with Seriah, but our plans for our regular episode this week fell through, so Seriah kindly allowed us to use this episode as a swapcast. We discuss Charles Fort and the Book of the Damned, Feynman,...


Jul 28, 2022

In this final episode of our book report on The Character of Physical Law, we go through Dr. Feynman's final lecture, Seeking New Laws, in which he describes how science works, and the methods physicists must use to attempt to discover new fundamental aspects of the natural world.

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Jul 21, 2022

Continuing our book report on The Character of Physical Law, we read through the 5th and 6th lectures, The Distinction of Past and Future and Probability and Uncertainty. These are discussions on entropy and quantum mechanics, done in Dr. Feynman's unique style.

 

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Jul 14, 2022

We finish the chapter on The Great Conservation Principles, and move on to Symmetry in Physical Law. We understand what it means for an object to have symmetry, but what about a mathematical expression of a physical law?
This chapter is full of interesting concepts, delivered in Feynman's unique style as always. We...


Jul 7, 2022

We dive back in to The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman, again using short clips pulled from the lectures themselves and reading excerpts from the book.  This episode we focus mostly on the second lecture, "The Relation of Mathematics to Physics", where Feynman talks about how Nature seems to follow sets of...