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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 5: Sounds Greek to Me Summary & Analysis

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Part 5: Sounds Greek to Me Summary and Analysis

Feynman arrives in North Carolina, where he plans to attend a conference at the University. However, he plans to arrive at the conference a day later than the other participants. He gets a taxi at the airport and the driver asks him if he is going to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or the State University of North Carolina at Raleigh. Feynman realizes he has no idea.

Feynman points out that a large number of people must have arrived at the airport the previous day for the conference. He explained that these people would have been "science nerd" types who would have been speaking to each other in vocabulary unfamiliar to most people. The cab driver knows what he is talking about immediately. He asks another taxi driver to take...

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