all things are made of atoms

January 27, 2008

For some reason this doesn't look like a Snow accumulations less than one inch kind of day, it seems pretty menacing.

Scientific Observation of the Moment
If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis that
All things are made of atoms-little particles that that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.
In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.
--Richard Feynman. Bill Bryson quoted the core of that and I googled up the rest. I still wish I knew of a really good "kitchen sink science" proof of the atomic hypothesis.

Not-So-Scientific Observation of the Moment
"One thing I've found... avocado burps actually taste good..."
--Evil B. This outlines the joy of eating sushi (California Rolls) with Evil B.