new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Friday, March 23, 2012

how simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

the video description:

adam savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- eratosthenes' calculation of the earth's circumference around 200 bc and hippolyte fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. (launching a series on inventions that shaped history)

the bit i liked best:

'we are all bags of meat and water. we all start with the same tools...
... we are all explorers. the people that made these discoveries just thought a little bit harder about what they were looking at, and they were a little bit more curious, and their curiosity changed the way people thought about the world, and thus it changed the world. they changed the world, and so can you.

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