Thinking - The universe

I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure I've worked out how the universe works.

If looking at this diagram doesn't make it immediately clear, it's probably just because it's upside down. Those numbers are actually the speeds of two different cars. One travelling at 10 mph, and the other 100mph.

I posted it upside down to keep it's secrets secret.

Tell no one.

I don't want anyone sneaking off with my only chance at a Nobel prize for physics.

There's more to come on this topic, but I'm yet to think of it properly. I've never really tried to explain the Universe before, and it's proving trickier than I expected.

Here instead is a cracking effort at putting everything in perspective. It's called "The Scale of the Universe 2" and shows the size of some stuff compared to some other stuff.

I tend not to link to much stuff, but I think this is pretty cool. I also have nothing to do with it or anything, I just like it.

120 Things in 20 years hints that sometimes pictures paint a thousand words, but suspects when it comes to thinking about the Universe, some pictures simply don't deliver. it seems, sometimes pictures can paint a little less than a third of a word.

1 comment:

  1. Transcript of an actual conversation I recently had with a physicist:

    Me: "So I understand you're a physicist."
    Patient: "Yes."
    Me: "Cool. What kind of work do you do?"
    Patient: [...long pause...] "Physics."

    Ah, well. For a moment there I thought I might have an interesting conversation. At least I can count on interestingness from 120things.

    Also, did you know the guy who invented the frontal lobotomy got a Nobel prize for it? I think you deserve it a lot more than he did.


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