Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
I dont understand why people insist on pitting the concepts of
 evolution and creation against each other. Why cant they see 
that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and 
souls evolve and the universe is a fluid place that marries them
 both in a wonderful package called a human being. 
What's wrong with that idea!? 
from: The Art of Racing in the Rain 
by: Garth Stein
Finally finished it!!
 Im not sure I would have had the strength or determination to finish such a book if it hadnt been recommended to me by my dad.  It was the scientific...textbook...historic kind of way.  But Im glad I got through it. I learned A LOT!!  It was a perfect refresher course for what I tried to learn in high school and in college.  Once again Im in awe...for the brilliant minds that delve into ideas most if us cant even conceive...for this wondrous universe in which we live, love and survive.  My dad is a scientist...a realist...Im sure he got something completely different  from this book than mauw!!...Im a romantic and a spiritual being...and I KNOW I got totally different thoughts and ideas from its pages!! Oh the joys of reading and good writing!!!
Fizz: Nothing Is As It Seems is a "fantasy" slash historical "fiction" of time travel and science.  We meet all the greats in the physics field through an inquisitive girls' eyes, mingled with some adventure and mystery; starting with Aristotle and Galileo, to many names that sound sort-of Faraday and Rutherford, then on to Edison and Einstein (a spiritual man himself), and then concluding  with the men that 'invented' the atomic bombs!!  So very fascinating!!  The vastness and complexity of the universe will NEVER cease to amaze!!

"Protons are so small that a little dib of ink
like the dot on this i can hold something
in the region of 500,000,000,000 of them,
rather more that the number of seconds
contained in a   half a million years."
from: A Short History of Nearly Everything
by: Bill Bryson

Love this stuff!!  And if you love it Fizz!
Thanks dad...for the stretch and grow!! 


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