|Sent on:||Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:18 AM|
I’ve been an avid amateur astronomer
since I was 8, and know the night sky very, very well. But I have always been
more of a pure observer than a scientist. For 12 years I resided in
Perhaps one of our future meetups could be a “star party”.
Yeah, Maude, I’m lazy about the math too… certain cosmological theories I can comprehend, but in string theory I can only BARELY comprehend the general concept! During our first three meetups, there was a lot of talk on this subject… Ken, you know a lot about this, don’t you? Maybe we’ll lean on you to help us out.
I always fancied the steady state theory, though it seems to have been (here we go again!) “disproven”. Or has it? I’m somewhat skeptical of the currently accepted models
of the origin & destiny of the Universe. Call me a “cosmological agnostic”.
Subject: [humanism-174] Re: [humanism-174]
Hahaha! I used to own a telescope. My dad got me one. I LOVED it! Then, my brother turned 8 and I was 18 and dad demanded said telescope back to recreate the bonding experience with my brother! Oh I was resentful! Hmmm. I guess I still am since the mere mention of "telescope" pushed a button. Hahahahaha! How funny.
I watched the TLC series that included string theory a couple times. I still don't quite grasp it although I comprehend the general concepts. I read the Hawkings book on the mechanics of "time" but I forget what it's called. I got through it but it was a struggle. So don't feel bad. I LOVED physics in high school and college and still LOVE theoretical physics but I don't necessarily wanna do the math before accepting the concepts as potentials.
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