Tuesday, January 08, 2008

First "Beyond Belief" Recommendation

I posted last month about the 2007 Beyond Belief conference in La Jolla, CA and said in the comments that I would have some occasional recommendations as I work my way through all 20 hours or so. I wouldn't expect many people to be as geeky about the whole thing as I am. I could already have offered a couple. I thought at the time that perhaps I should wait until I finish and then go back and pick out 3 or 4 of the best ones. But I can't wait!

I have to start with this one, which I found completely fascinating. If you don't care about cosmology and physics, you can pass. But if theories that come out of these sciences regarding the origins of the Universe are as fascinating to you as they are to me, and if you have ever listened to Sean (Physics) Carroll (tip of the hat to Ordinary Girl for originally introducing me to him), then you will probably want to look at this 20 minute video of him explaining his personal theory of eternity - and how, perhaps, all of this did not start with the Big Bang. Unfortunately, no embed is available, so just click here to get started. Enjoy the short, strange trip!

1 comment:

ordinary girl said...

Thanks for posting this. I've only listened through the first half (yeah, I've had to work today), but it's great so far.