Re: Reading lists?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 10:37:49 MDT

Richard Feynman and Isaac Asimov, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan (and I suppose
even Michiu Kaku, dammit) are all good sources of science writing that should be
understandable to a liberal arts type. Feynman had concluded (after getting an
artist freind to teach him to paint, in a challenge between the two about which
was easier: teaching art to a scientist or science to an artist), that the
difficulty was in large part in getting the artist to pay attention and maintain
interest. If you have a good attention span, especially when given challenging
things to think about, you should do okay reading any of the above authors. wrote:
> I know this might seem too basic a topic, but does anyone know of a list of
> works which might get someone with a liberal arts background more up-to-date in
> the science/mathematical fields? I've got some interest and some background, but
> largely am missing big pieces. I've though about going back for the chemistry
> degree I started (switched majors after making the mistake of listening to an
> advisor!), but there aren't any at night around here.
> Thanks,
> Mike.

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