12/17

What I learned this month:
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– about the 4th dimension
– about “luminiferous ether”/ Michelson & Morley’s experiment (step 1 – relativity theory)
where our classical view of the world breaks down (step 2 – relativity theory)
– about the Minkowski diagram (step 3 – relativity theory)
how to find extrema of functions of 2 variables
– tittibhasana to bakasana to chaturanga transition (ashtanga yoga)
how to juggle
– about Kip Thorne
– how to do my first unassisted backdrop (yoga)

Thoughts:
Deleting facebook

To read/ watch: (articles/videos)
5 learning strategies, Barbara Oakley (or a video)
* Special relativity:
Brief Introduction to Special relativity, MIT
— Relativity: The Special and General Theory, Albert Einstein
— Special relativity, Khan Academy
— The speed of light, Sean Carroll
Pink or blue? DYPKA
* 4th dimension explained: video 1 (Carl Sagan)video 2
* Words that don’t belong to everyone, Ta-Nehisi
TEDx: The future we’re building – and boring, Elon Musk
Is eating no meat actually doing more harm than good? Patrick Holden
Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins
Former Facebook exec: social media is ripping apart society, Chamath Palihapitiya
Study: Brain battles itself over short-term rewards, long-term goals
Neuroscience Could Bring Us Eternal Bliss, But Is That a Good Thing? Shelly Fan
Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Inspirations:
* Kip Thorne

Questions I don’t have an answer to:
* if the 1d world has no width, then why would there be width when stacking 1d objects next to each other? And the same question for the 2nd dimension: how can you stack things that have no height? (question related to 4th dimension post).

Things I want to learn more about:
– Relativity theory
– Elon Musk
– Educational system (what’s wrong/ what to change)
– Belgian political system


 

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