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Why was Newton such a big deal?


He found out that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and distilled his discoveries into his three laws:

  1. Inertia

  2. F=ma

  3. F = -F


Why was Einstein such a big deal?


Well, he kind of took a respectful dump on Newton.


And?


And then quantum physics. Now (or, I guess, always, but we only just now do we “know”), anything is possible at any given moment. BUT only the most probable thing happens.  




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goddamn free thinking liberal elite need comin up here policin the facts. the apple cant just fall from the goddam tree anymore.  nnooo, einstein and his cronies had to go and ruin the good old days of Newtonian simplicity

Rangler1492



yes!!!!!! nd don’t even get me started on galileo!!!!!! #makemyplanetapancakeagain

Fthe14th









Blog Entry: Curious Cat 1/0

Science- the art of undoing

Merrian Emmster, 3:38 September 26,2018



Scientists, creationists and Vonnegut Fans can all agree that there does exist one big mess, though they all differ on what to do about it. Creationists accept the mess and see our ability to perceive it either as entitlement to conquer it or responsibility to steward it. Artists wonder and then render, not to replace but refract.  Scientists are artists with numbers as their medium. Their pencils and calculators work to pick apart the mess and then recreate it in a different form. “Order” to “chaos”, “chaos” to “order”.

In some ways, science abstracts us from the mess and consequently extracts us from our brutish history with it.  Science helps soothe the modern man’s insecurities. No matter where he ends up, at least he’s cro magnon. He’s no brute. He’s no longer chained to the concrete world of rocks, fire, rape.  No, he has language, reason, hand-sanitizer; he can organize his existence.


The progress of modern physics evidences to us that we as a species have evolved. (We revolve around a sun! We can send rockets to the moon! Look at this lamb I GREW!). Yes, we so smart now. Old us? Them? They no smart. They churn butter. But we! We smart. Our butter from test tubes so good that we still can’t believe it’s. Not. Even. Butter.  Not to be the reason police, but can someone show me the data that proves butter making is a reliable metric of intelligence?





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Why was Newton such a big deal?


He wrote three poems to help modern westerners understand the ancient Hindu and Buddhist concept of karma.  They are below, with rough translation from fifteenth century physics to modern parlance.


Newton’s First Poem: Inertia

    1. Don’t be shocked if things keep doing what they’re doing.


Newton’s Second Law: Conservation of Energy: F=ma

    1. Nothing come from nothing, and nothing goes to nothing.  


Newton’s Third Law: F = -F

    1. What goes around comes around. Live with it.


Newton produced his work when the Scientific Methodists were really only a generation or so old.  It would still be a couple more generations until they integrated into a race of their own. Because Science was still in its gestation period, the only poems available addressing the mess of the universe were things like Christianity and love, and these were (and remain) indecipherable to the new generation, who only speak their native tongue of reason.  Newton’s poems were one of the first widely distributed works translated for this population, and thus they remain a timeless piece of art.


Why was Einstein such a big deal?


Einstein was revolutionary a visual artist whose preferred medium was light.  Thus, his works added a new dimension to Newton’s written works. Out of pure thought crystal, he sculpted a model of the crystal lens we are all born with.  The piece itself weighs nothing, and behaves both like a wave and a particle. It’s an interactive exhibit. Viewers place the crystal next to a thought of theirs and witness its rainbow on the other side. Einstein’s most famous for using his crystal on Newton’s poems.  The world was shocked to witness all the different interpretations of the poems that had been inaccessible until then.


And?


People continue to use Einstein’s crystal to see the world and create their own work. One artist based in Bridgeport, Connecticut is attempting to apply the crystal to modern science and explore its human applications. She noticed science refracts a spectrum of mythology, history and love. She extends the crystal to you. You are not alone, homo sapein.



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It’s so easy to believe that time is linear and that we as a species are more sophisticated now than we’ve ever been. In your pocket you have access to anyone, anywhere, anything, but but but but

We’re just rediscovering exactly that which our ancient ancestors did.  All we did was document it better and live through it. We look back on ancient mythology with the audacity and ego to say “hahhaha! Look at those imbeciles! How naive! They actually believed in a God of cereal!” But maybe—could it be?— that we are the ignorant ones? That we are the simple minded beings instinctively reacting and impulsively believing that all that we found out about these ancient cultures is all there is to know? That not only were our mere human ancestors so much more clever than the natural world so as to produce artifacts that can withstand all time, but that our mere human hands are adequate for unearthing all there is that remains?  





Emma Speer