4 stars

feb 26 - good colin marshall podcast with author of book on why time moves forward

  • "we use the theory of relativity to keep our GPS satellites on track"
  • "why is the past different than the future?"
  • who shared a physics prize with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to understanding our universe
    Roger Penrose, wiki
  • "there are some scientists I'm certainly glad they stay away from writing to the general public"
  • "there are fewer exclamation points in my book than in my blog"
  • "every mathematical equation used in a book to the general public will cut your sales in half"
  • "cosmological explanations are comfortable with words, but correct with math"
  • "it's a bold move to bring cosmology into a book about time"
  • who was one of the most important advocates for atomic theory
    Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian, died 1906, wiki
  • "scientists make predictions, not retrodictions"
  • "you don't need to know philosophy to be a good scientist"
  • who is the guest on this show
    Sean Carroll, wrote Time's Arrow about why time moves forward and not backward, wiki

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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