I seem to have had a week of listening to, watching or reading pretty highbrow stuff.
Not deliberately – just seemed to have happened that way. Probably chaos theory at work.
A friend lent me “A Brief History Of Time” just after Christmas so I decided it was about time (no pun intended) I read it. My strongest subject at school was maths and so I had wanted for some time to check out this big time seller by Stephen Hawking. The Easter weekend was therefore a mixture of Big Bangs, Black Holes and The Passion.
Then quite by chance lolling in the bath I caught a radio discussion on the M and String Theory. Now – that is all about trying to get a ‘Theory of Everything’. The 20th Century was dominated by Quantum Mechanics (the functioning of things that are very very small) and Einsteins Relativity (everything massively big – space, the bending of time and all that) (more…)