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What Do YOU Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character Themes

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Themes

Science/Physics

Physics is one of the main themes of What do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character. The subject and author of the book is famed physicist Richard P. Feynman, who is a renowned Nobel Laurette in Physics and a popular professor of Physics at CalTech. Mathematics is one of the fundamentals of science and Richard learns its basic at a young age. Richard's father, Mel, would line up different-colored tiles in varying patterns on baby Richard's high chair tray. Observing these patterns helps Richard at a very young age to discern number relationships. His father teaches him not to look at anything in a conventional way; rather, he should question conventional wisdom and draw his own conclusions.

As a young college student, Richard does independent research on simple counting. He times how long it takes to count sitting still, running up...

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