I'm already missing Carl
so here is one of the most important clips from the whole series. It
tells the tale of the big
bang to the evolution of man, in about 4 minutes and is exactly how my own
mind visualises the
universe and human history!
When you are watching it bear in mind that no god created
the universe, made the earth or started life.
As Carl says, it is all a big accident! And also remember that all of our ancestors
are dead and one day, we will ourselves join that illustrious group of organisms,
that came, saw and returned to non-existence...
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby have
created similar geometric shapes (holes in the form of stars,
squares, pentagons and hexagons) in whirlpools of water in a
cylindrical bucket1. The shapes appear easily enough once the bucket
is spinning at a rate of one to seven revolutions per second, they
Tomas Bohr and colleagues made plexiglass buckets, 13 and 20
centimetres across, with metal bottoms that could be rotated at high
speed by a motor. They filled the bucket with water and spun the
bottom to whip up the liquid …