Part 1: The Making of a Scientist
• Richard Feynman has an early introduction to math and science.
• Richard's father sets up bathroom tiles on his high-chair in color patterns and takes Richard on nature hikes. Richard's father is interested in wild birds and their behavior.
• Richard's father teaches him to be curious and question things. Richard's father explains inertia to him when Richard observes a ball rolling around in his wagon.
• Richard uses his questioning nature to learn mathematics in his own way. As a young boy he conquers calculus, which was something his father didn't even understand.
• Richard's father encourages him to look at human beings as all the same.
• While Richard's father teaches him to be a scientist; his mother educates him on the importance of laughter and human compassion.
Part 1: What Do You Care What Other People Think?
• When Richard is thirteen he is friends with...
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