{"content":{"id":1012,"title":"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Richard Feynman","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nI like Math, and because a lot of Math people like physics, someone I knew recommended me a few hard and soft physics books to get me interested.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI was on board until I got to this one. Most of it is obnoxiously arrogant. The rest is psychotic. The chapter \"You Just Ask Them\" - where he rants about how women are \"worthless bitches\" and deserve to be abused and should have sex with him whether they want to or not - reads like the unapologetic confession of a serial killer after the police start discovering bodies.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAnd, it turns out, Feynman was so aggressively sexually abusive towards his students - even by the standards of the 60s and 70s - that he inspired numerous protests.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI want to make something abundantly clear: If you like this or think that it's clever, you are a person with serious mental health issues, and you are possibly dangerous to yourself and others. You need to seek professional help from a psychologist.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-20T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-26T00:06:10.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-23T17:56:11.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science\"\u003escience\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e"}

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Richard Feynman

I like Math, and because a lot of Math people like physics, someone I knew recommended me a few hard and soft physics books to get me interested.

I was on board until I got to this one. Most of it is obnoxiously arrogant. The rest is psychotic. The chapter "You Just Ask Them" - where he rants about how women are "worthless bitches" and deserve to be abused and should have sex with him whether they want to or not - reads like the unapologetic confession of a serial killer after the police start discovering bodies.

And, it turns out, Feynman was so aggressively sexually abusive towards his students - even by the standards of the 60s and 70s - that he inspired numerous protests.

I want to make something abundantly clear: If you like this or think that it's clever, you are a person with serious mental health issues, and you are possibly dangerous to yourself and others. You need to seek professional help from a psychologist.