For the past few days I’ve been listening to a video where famous scientists say things that have been autotuned to sound like a song.
Now, I find a problem with it. Not that it doesn’t sound good per se, but the contents are… odd.
Being fascinated by something is great. It is inspiring, motivating and exhilarating. It makes a person want to learn more, be more, do more. But there is a limit to everything.
Sure, knowledge is extremely awesome, I cannot deny that, and sharing the knowledge is twice the fun. But sometimes people get all worked up over simple information. By being impressed by the fact that the atoms in our bodies haven’t always been there, but instead are a product of a larger process, we are simply impressed by the fact that we are made of matter. By being impressed by the fact that lightyears away from here, the constellations don’t look quite the same as they do here, is like being impressed by the fact that a cube has edges and can be viewed from different directions. Sure, it sounds fancy at first, but when one really thinks about it, it ceases being amusing.
The Universe is full of wonders, including the Earth as we know it. But not everything is a wonder. Also, Feynman is quite a groovy fellow.
Also, what kind of a person sets their SMS ring as ‘Hallelujah!’?