Anonymous asked: Since you enjoy dabbling in physics and hearing the texture of its language, listen to Prof. Steve Weinberg, Nobel laureate for his work in the unification of the weak and the electromagnetic nuclear forces. He's at UT Austin. He's one of the reasons I'm insanely jealous of your location. This is an awesome lecture, well regarded among physics cognizenti:
I am a novice. At almost everything. I have found it the best of ways to be.
Others are less so, and (in a direct line from the thoughts of Mister Mark Twain on this same subject - particularly with regard to the increasing wisdom of his own father) I find that the more I understand how little I do, the more people I find (or I am kindly directed to) who are of the utmost interest.
Here can be seen this lecture:
Large Colliders indeed.
I can only wonder what stories each night this man tells his children. Or his wife. Or his own heart. (I remember thinking of Mister Poe like this also, but then that was when very young).