I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: what a year it has been.
I’ve found that the longer I leave my blog without posts, the more urged I feel to make a post that is grand, epic and unique as opposed to just a photograph or image. So, I got thinking and asked myself why I post mainly about science apart from just, well, enjoying it and I came to the conclusion that it’s because of the man pictured above: Richard Feynman.
For the people wondering what the hell I’m talking about, Feynman is one of the greatest physicist of all time, having won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for research into quantum electrodynamics. This, however, isn’t the only reason for his fame; Feynman is also regarded as one of the greatest lecturers to ever address an audience (additionally, he was also trained in lock-picking and playing the bongo drums but these are stories for another day).
Though there are a multitude of books and references available to those who are interested in learning what Feynman taught, it’s very hard to fully appreciate his talent without actually seeing him speak. Thankfully, the BBC have released a set of 7 lectures that he delivered at Cornell University in 1964, and I would strongly urge all of my readers to have a look at a few of these and, hopefully, understand why Feynman is regarded as being one of the greatest educators to have ever graced a lecture hall.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
Update: Just to make things clear, I’m not saying to go out there and donate mass-loads to a charity when you don’t know exactly where the money will be spent. The video simply caught my attention due to it’s ultra modern presentation style, and that was why I linked it; don’t fall into a deep state of patriotism as the meaning behind this video may be correct but in the end it is still a form of marketing.