Hey friends, Mario here again.
Second blog post time for me! I’m gonna skip the introduction on this one, so if you want to know a little about me before reading this, I’ll refer you to my original post from 2 Monday’s ago. Without further ado, here it is!
So, my job involves me being on the road a lot, and when you’re on the road a lot, (especially when you’re alone) you develop a relationship with your radio. At least I do. More specifically I use music on the radio and YouTube podcasts to fill a void of empty space with sound and banter. It makes me feel like I’m in a group, with the added benefit of not having the feeling of being obliged to contribute to the ebb and flow of the conversation. I’ve learned some incredible things during my downtime on the road, but I would say I spend the most time learning about three main disciplines; medicine, diet and exercise, and astrophysics. Over the next couple posts, I’d like to share some of the things that I’ve learned with you, our reader :)
Today I’ll start with astrophysics because why not start with something cool and challenging!? If you are even a shred interested in outer space, you’ve probably heard the name Neil Degrasse Tyson. He’s a savant in the world of physics and a student of the giants in the field of astrophysics. Today I listened to his take on the concept of “infinity” which he elaborated upon as a guest on The Joe Rogan experience.
So what was the argument?
Neil argues that not only are there multiple tiers of infinity, but some infinities are actually larger than others. I know you’re definitely scratching your head right now, as was I when I first heard about it. While I urge you to check out this podcast, (I’ll leave a link to the episode below) I’ll try to explain the gist of it. Basically, there are infinitely many integers, such as 1,2,3,4,5 etc. after integers, there are infinitely many MORE numbers that are classified as “numbers that can never be the result of an algebraic equation.” I hope I’m not boring you to death, but I thought that was absolutely mind blowing. It’s true though, don’t you remember that annoying kid that used to ask you what was the biggest number you knew? And then the prick would always say that number plus one? It’s kinda like that.
One other really cool thing that I learned; the universe is EVER expanding. Infinitely. Forever. Galileo was the first person to discover that the universe is constantly expanding in size, which led him to theorize that it began as something small. Hence the theory of the Big Bang!
Well anyway, it was beautiful connecting with you readers and needing out for a bit. Really hope you enjoyed the post and I’ll see you next time!
Here’s that link!