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The Piece Of Knowledge Richard Feynman Would Pass To All Future Generations

If you're the world's best scientist, and someone asked you to pass one piece of information to all of the next generations, what would it be?

There's a fantastic piece on Brain Pickings about this and they pull a quote from physicist Richard Feynman. If you don't know who Feynman is, his book, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, is one of the best and most entertaining memoirs ever written. Here's what Feynman would say to future generations about that one tidbit of advice:
"If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied." - Richard Feynman