” I’m trying to understand cosmology, why the Big Bang had the properties it did. And it’s interesting to think that connects directly to our kitchens and how we can make eggs, how we can remember one direction of time, why causes precede effects, why we are born young and grow older. It’s all because of entropy increasing. “


” A full understanding of what happens in our everyday lives needs to take into account what happened at the Big Bang. And not only is that intrinsically interesting and just kind of cool to think about, but it’s also a mystery that is not given much attention by working scientists, it’s a little bit underappreciated. “


” Something can be real – actually existing, not merely illusory – and yet not be fundamental. Scientists used to think that heat, for example, was a fluidlike substance called ‘caloric’ that flowed from hot objects to colder ones. “


” Our conviction that green cheese makes up a negligible fraction of the Moon’s interior comes not from direct observation but from the gross incompatibility of that idea with other things we think we know. “


” Whenever you say you’re a physicist, there’s a certain fraction of people who immediately go, ‘Oh, I hated physics in high school.’ That’s because of the terrible influence of high school physics. Because of it, most people think physics is all about inclined planes and force-vector diagrams. “



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A full understanding of what happens in our everyday lives needs to take into account what happened at the Big Bang. And not only is that intrinsically interesting and just kind of cool to think about, but it


Something can be real - actually existing, not merely illusory - and yet not be fundamental. Scientists used to think that heat, for example, was a fluidlike substance called
Our conviction that green cheese makes up a negligible fraction of the Moon
Whenever you say you
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