furrykef wrote:Incidentally, as a person has generally been regarded as "intelligent" throughout his life
Oh, the irony. (Well, at least it'd be ironic if I weren't arguing that there isn't necessarily a correlation between intelligence and phrasing things properly.) Of course, I meant to say, "As a person who
keatonatron wrote:Please note that the original statement in question was about "sentence structure", not spelling.
Well, yeah, but I was making an analogy. But consider, say, an intelligent person who seems incapable of using simple words and phrases to express simple concepts -- this is often a stereotype, but it has some basis in fact sometimes.
I know many dyslexic people are very smart, but I don't think I've ever met an intelligent person who can't structure sentences
Well, I generally don't meet many people at all who can't structure sentences. Of course there are those people in online chatrooms who say "a/s/l wana fuk?", but those people aren't even trying
astaroth wrote:I'd say physicist as Feynman was hardly a scientist (I'm a physicist myself).
I don't really get how you can be a physicist and not a scientist, unless perhaps you conduct physics experiments in a nonscientific fashion, which I don't think Feynman did. It would seem to me that, if you conduct scientific experiments, you're a scientist. I consider even myself a scientist in a very broad sense of the word (but, of course, I don't go around claiming I'm a scientist without explaining what I really mean by it).
astaroth wrote:He also loved to make stories up.
I've heard this a lot, but I've yet to see any proof (despite this claim being made by Murray Gell-Mann, one of Feynman's colleagues). 'Course, I often don't see proof that Feynman's stories are true
, either. But I prefer to give him the benefit of the doubt.
astaroth wrote:I read a couple of articles by Feynman, and -- trust me on this -- he was very careful in spelling and sentence structure where it matters, that is articles and papers.
Well, the articles could have been edited before being published. Moreover, he was probably aware that it's necessary to pay attention to spelling and grammar when writing for a serious publication.