Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just don’t ask me about event horizons

This month I am attempting to both read and understand at least some sentences in A Brief History of Time. It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do and I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find this particular ‘to do’ item sandwiched between ‘learn another language’ and ‘finish novel’ on any to-do list written by me in the past seven years.

So I am trying and I think I’m even understanding some of it (it’s about physics, right?) but more fun than reading than reading is looking at pictures. Like this one:

It’s pretty amazing to think it’s an actual photo taken by the Hubble telescope and it does sort of semi-inspire me to get back to the book and attempt to read another chapter …. Oh, who am I kidding: another page. Anyway, it makes me feel like I'm learning something, even if it's just honing my googling skills.

2 comments:

Bolton Gray said...

can i suggest you try bill bryson´s a short history of nearly everything instead? it summarises everything and makes it not only easily understandable but very funny.
d x

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful photo. It almost looks like the face and hair of a woman in there . Hmmm. Maybe God IS a woman and she manifested herself in this photo?! In any case, that is a photo that inspires one to be curious. Kathy in Kentucky