The Near-Sighted Monkey

Dearest Unthinkable Mind Students,

Does Feynman’s explanation of hot and cold transfer and jiggling atoms work as a metaphor to help us understand how images are transferred?

Best to you from Professor Old Skull.

Physicist Richard Feynman thinks aloud about atoms and how they jiggle, and how we perceive that jiggling as ‘hot’ and ‘cold’. From the BBC TV series ‘Fun to Imagine’(1983). You can now watch higher quality versions of some of these episodes at

We love this video and we thank our wonderful Occipital Lobe for finding it for us.

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