Nov. 14, 2011 at 9:57pmString is the Thing

the 'Theory of Everything'

How can you not be interested in what Einstein was searching for all of his later years … the Theory of Everything?

I love quantum physics. 


I watched the Nova special last week called “The Illusion of Time.” It’s stunning that physicists actually have no idea what time actually is. And the fact that they say that the passage of time passing from present to past may be nothing more than illusion.

Even more baffling, although I understand it while someone is explaining it, is the idea that the past, present and future may exist all at once in a alternate universe of some sort. Incredible. I think I find it so fascinating because it truly gives one a feeling that there’s a scientific basis for spirituality. At least that’s what I take from it.

This week there are two other Nova specials featured at Wednesday evening starting at 8 p.m.:

"Nova: The Fabric fo the Cosmos Quantum Leap”

and

"Nova: The Elegant Universe: The String’s The Thing"

Physicist and author Brian Greene again hosts both programs  that explore more of the frontiers of physics regarding space, time and the universe.

Greene is so good at explaining the inexplicable, mind-boggling world at this level of physics. I’m totally looking forward to this program that focuses in on string theory and how these infinitely small strings … these “quivering strands of energy give rise to quarks, electrons, photons and all other elementary particles.”

Like I said, who wouldn’t want to learn about the Theory of Everything?

P.S. In case you missed "The Illusion of Time" ... it's also on this week on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.  



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