The Amazing World Of Physics

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
― Terry PratchettLords and Ladies

“Nothing happens until something moves.”
― Albert Einstein

“Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions
any more than our opinions in physics or geometry…”
― Thomas JeffersonThe Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom

I have a problem.  There is too much to know in our lives and not nearly enough time to learn it.  No matter how deeply I delve into knowing about something or anything there is still more to know and more to learn and not nearly enough time.

I had a long busy night at work and have been awake about half an hour but already I am quickly delving into learning about physics.  Isn’t that what you do on a quiet, sunny, Sunday?  I wish my brain would consume physics more easily but it does not and just about the time I think I understand one thing another thing bumps in and I understand nothing.

What I do understand is that exploring the depths or even shallows of thoughts about things I have no real understanding or grasp of excites me.  For that reason, I love TED Talks.  In today’s email there is a talk that explains the history of our world in 18 minutes.  Yes, I know that’s a long time.  After all in the opening song of the Big Bang Theory they explain the entire history of the Universe in much, much less time.

So today, if you are the least bit curious about the Universe or World around you, I’m offering up three treats I discovered this morning.

First is the website Physics For Idiots.  Wow!  Check it out; there’s stuff there you didn’t even know you didn’t know. What an amazing site with lots to discover and learn and yet….yet….I still do not grasp even these fundamentals.

Second, I made an amazing discovery!  The song for the Big Bang Theory that we hear weekly on television is about 24-25 seconds long.  That’s not the amazing part.  I went looking for a link to share the song with you and discovered there’s much more to the song with the FULL explanation of the Universe and our world.  It takes a full ONE minute and EIGHTEEN seconds!

Third, is the really intriguing TedTalk that started all of this physics studying.  Really cool with great illustrations.

So I offer you, not only the website Physics for Idiots but also the full and complete short version of the history of the Universe and our World:

And there is Long but very interesting if somewhat more complex history of the Universe and our World:

It turns out there is a longer 2 hour version on YouTube but I didn’t watch.  I have a lot of knitting to do to get ready for Christmas.

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