Graphic Descriptions of Scientific Theory

Three of my favorite books this year just happen to be comic books… I mean Graphic Novels. Each of these is a lovely way to spend an afternoon pondering…

LOGICCOMIX       Suspended In Language           FEYNMAN

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. 

-Richard Feynman

What is that we human beings ultimately depend on? We depend on our words. We are suspended in language. Our task is to communicate experience and ideas to others. 

-Niel Bohr

Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. 

-Bertrand Russell



In case you have any reason to doubt the wisdom of these fine fellows… I leave you with this:

“I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.” 
― Bertrand Russell