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09 November 2009 @ 08:11 am
and we both could know the secret of the sea  
Going to bed last night, I was thinking about the fact that theoretical physicists are seen by their practical and applied colleagues sometimes as being more philosophers than scientists.
It's been a "science" I've been wanting to see for some time, the physics of interpersonal relationships and how people relate to each other in groups and in society.
How massive personalities seem to attract smaller personalities in orbit around them, how every action has an equal reaction. How people seem negatively and positively charged to attract or repel each other.

My favorite science teacher when I was young said "Science never proved anything. It's hypothesis with practical application sometimes, but the point of science is to keep asking and testing."

I guess that's my issue with Einstein. A lot of his best theories and ideas happened when he was a staid young scientist, not the kooky sticking out his tongue guy people remember, the one who said all the very witty and quotable things. When he was young, poking at the cosmos, trying new ideas and coming up with ideas that contradicted popular thought was what he did that made him great, but the older he got, the less great ideas he had, and despite how wild he seemed, he was less willing to have his earlier ideas poked at, to be questioned.

I don't know what to write in here anymore. But maybe those thoughts I have before I go to sleep?
The rest of my days are pretty mundane. I'm loving it, quiet and calm and full of things I'm enjoying but are probably boring to most people.
Feeling: amusedamused
Rafeetcet on November 10th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I fear I've become boring, too, but I'm glad you're alive and well. :-)