The Bird Ecology Study Group’s website just passed the 3 million visits mark… after a little more than seven years of operation. For a website dealing mainly with birds, we are not doing too badly.
To commemorate the occasion, we are showing the 1981 video clip of the late Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman speaking on The Pleasure of Finding Things Out.
Those who believe in what we are doing will find inspiration in the clip (at 6.15 minutes onwards) on how he learnt from his father the difference between “knowing the name of something and knowing something” – as represented by the quotation below.
“You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” ~Nobel Laureate Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988).
We are happy to have located the link, thanks to Dr Tan Wee Kiat, publisher of Singapore Stamps and Money: One for the Birds LINK.