Archive for June, 2015

Adults Should Think About Time and Space

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

While studying general relativity today, I came across this wonderful quote from Albert Einstein. “I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity.  The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time.  These are things […]

How I’m Spending The Summer

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

For most of this summer, I’ve been studying general relativity.  I have a pile of physics textbooks here on my desk and I’ve been reading and working through them.  When I research something, I tend to go online and find book reviews and order the textbooks which get the highest reviews.  Strangely, that process didn’t […]

Man Walks Into Airport With Assault Rifle

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

There is so much fear in the world.  Fear itself isn’t a bad thing, as there are legitimate dangers in the world, but we live in too much fear.  The problem with humans is we have a limited perspective, giving us limited knowledge.  When you combine this with a powerful imagination, there’s no end to the […]

How Massive Inequality Happens

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Recently a French economist named Thomas Pikkety wrote a book called Capital In The Twenty-First Century.  It’s been getting a lot of positive reviews.  He tracks the overall dynamics that lead to vast accumulations of wealth and capital.  After carefully analyzing datasets over twenty countries which span centuries, he concludes that absent major political change, […]