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Richard Feynman on set theory, new math, bad vs good pedagogy, and precision vs clarity #mathed

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Richard Feynman was a master of knowledge.

Legendary scientist Richard Feynman was famous for his penetrating insight and clarity of thought. Famous for not only the work he did to garner a Nobel Prize, but also for the lucidity of explanations of ordinary things such as why trains stay on the tracks as they go around a curvehow we look for new laws of sciencehow rubber bands work, and the beauty of the natural world.

Feynman knew the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. And was often prone to telling the emperor they had no clothes as this illuminating example from James Gleick’s book Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman shows.

Educating his children gave him pause as to how the elements of teaching should be employed. By the time his son Carl was four, Feynman was “actively lobbying against a first-grade science book proposed for California schools.”

Adam, can we write a script to autoban people who use the word "munth" lol?

Lol, the spammers' script automatically keeps changing the spelling. 

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