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October 15, 2005

Einstein's Big Idea

If I had known about Einstein's Big Idea* in advance I would have alerted Flea-readers to it rather than writing about it after the fact. I came in half way through when I overheard the unique laugh that sets my heart on fire. Shirley Henderson was enthralling as Eistein's first wife, Mileva Maric. When Einstein became famous he ditched her, married his cousin and became a physics super-mac. The cad.

*E = mc2, by the way.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 15, 2005 10:14 AM

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It was quite good TV. How fortunate for us all that Einstein's father and uncle did not have a bakery...though I am sure the advances in eclair technology would have been fantastic.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2005 11:16 AM

Missed it - darn.

"Perhaps the equation's most far-reaching legacy is that it provides the key to understanding the most basic natural processes of the universe, from microscopic radioactivity to the big bang itself."

From reading my Brian Greene, I understand that 'the big bang' is somewhat passe as a theory for the origins of the universe; now it's more of 'a big push' with a negative gravitational fluctuation. Just being nitpicky.

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2005 02:22 PM