Frictionless Vaccuums and the Rapid Onset of Christmas

I always knew physicists were hypocrites.

Oh, and unrelated to xkcd, happy December!

It’s strange to think that it’s already December and that Christmas and the New Year are within sight. Christmas trees, ornaments, and colored lights are starting to crop up everywhere I go. It’s a strange phenomenon that occurs after every Thanksgiving; this sudden sprouting of all things Christmas. What’s odd is that I even started playing Christmas music a few weeks before Thanksgiving, yet I still feel unprepared by all the Christmas paraphernalia. It’s strange, but soon enough New Years will pass and we’ll be in drab ol’ January.

With that in mind, I think I’ll just keep my chin up and let the Christmas spirit flow. Happy Holidays!

Evolving Theories and the Big Bounce

A few days ago, Scientific American published a story on “The Big Bounce”. Now, I’m not a big physics guy, especially not quantum, but I thought this was a fascinating read. It just goes to show that no theory is rock solid and ideas are constantly evolving — gaining support or getting appended. Though some model may predict behavior better than another, each has its own shortcomings, but regardless, the community rallies together and improves it. What a wonderful world.