September 8th, 2005

us

Oops...

prettypammie and Quinn had a talk about the stars and gravity, and how the Earth is a big ball that pulls on us to keep us on it. Yes, I agreed, and there are some people who think...and then I went on to explain one of the theories of quantum gravity that in fact it is not the Earth that is pulling us, but rather the entire universe is pushing on us, just a little bit, and the Earth and other objects shadows us from it.

So, yes, I just tried to explain a Unified Field Theory to a five-year old.

The scary thing is, he seemed intrigued--not sure he "got it." I hope he finds it interesting that while many scientists think and teach that matter pulls us, and others think that it's exactly the other way around.

I want to make sure that my son learns that people can disagree with each other without hating those with opposing views.
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