Top positive review
in particular his metaphor of light as a stream of photons being like rain drops - light drops
on 4 May 2017
A challenging, stimulating and fascinating book. Feynman's understanding of the scientific endevour in general and his grasp of detail are impressive. He also avoids the high flown speculations you often get with modern physics and which are really nothing whatever to do with science. I've read and reread this book and I'm still fascinated by his approach, in particular his metaphor of light as a stream of photons being like rain drops - light drops, if you will. I turn this over in my mind often. The book repays with interest the reflection you need to provide to absorb it. The material world behind the facile explanations of media pseudoscience is deeply mysterious and he manages to convey that sense of mystery while at the same time making the phenomena of light, to a degree, intelligible. A highly thought provoking book which I can highly recommend.