Browsing All posts tagged under »Einstein«

Some Pointless Thoughts, on Balance

January 22, 2014

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I tend to read a lot of books about science, because the universe is a mysterious place. In fact, it’s the most mysterious place I’ve ever been to — not including the motor vehicle department — and I’d like to understand it as much as I can. Part of the problem is that most of […]

Making Up My Mind

August 28, 2012

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Am I my brain? Am I somewhere inside my brain? If there are two halves, which side am I on? Am I alone in there, or part of a group? And who’s asking these annoying questions, anyway? The human mind is a wondrous thing. Even the most pessimistic of us proceed each day with an […]

Chew On This

November 19, 2011

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I’ve always wanted to be smart, I guess because I grew up in a time when smart people got some respect. Albert Einstein was considered the greatest genius anybody could imagine. He was so smart, he didn’t even have to comb his hair. In a room full of brilliant people, he still got to sit […]

How To Make Time Slow Down

May 26, 2010

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According to many sources, Albert Einstein once said the following: “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.” I’m far from an expert on relativity, despite the many […]