Tag: physics

Passion

Last month on CBC Ideas they did a documentary on Albert Camus, the Nobel Prize winning author. ( http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-enduring-power-of-albert-camus-l-étranger-1.4439630 ). He was an interesting character. I learned things I never knew about him. His opposition to capitol punishment. His connection to Algeria. How he died in 1960 almost exactly one year before I was born. [Continue]

The Sloppy Universe

In the middle ages people believed that the earth was in the centre of the universe. All sorts of machinations were developed, epicycles and such, to explain the motions of things in the sky. Then Copernicus wondered what would happen if you put the Sun in the middle. Suddenly everything else made a lot more [Continue]