I was reading an online article the other day which excitedly reported that someone has figured out how to make a time machine. They haven’t built it yet, but the article pointed out it’s completely possible. The article was based on a new paper published in Classical and Quantum Gravity, and the workings are all mathematically correct. Continue reading
It all started with reading How the Universe Got Its Spots, by Janna Levin. The book is all about science and maths, scattered with Janna’s love-life experiences. It really is a unique book – it’s as though Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert has met up with Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Einstein and had a sexy little baby together. Continue reading
It’s kind of disheartening when you delve deep enough into physics to come to the conclusion that free will can only be an illusion. We think we have a choice: we feel conflicted when we choose where to live, what to eat, or which pair of socks to put on of a morning. But much like the flow of time, which seems to be so undeniably real and linear but is not, our free will may be nothing more than an illusion.
One of my favourite things about Einstein is how I believe he saw God: the one all-encompassing force that governed the universe, which can best be explained through the language of science and mathematics. What could be more beautiful than the science and mathematics of everything? And what is God if not beauty? Through unifying the forces of the universe Einstein could see perhaps not God himself, but certainly experience God’s handiwork.
“The objective world simply is.” This unassuming sentence jumped out at me during a reading binge yesterday, which made me wonder: what the heck is objective in a world which no-one fully understands? Delve into the rabbit hole of science just an inch and you’ll soon be facing an existential crisis. Continue reading