Answering the really big questions online

Recently, a chance enounter with a scientist on a Colorado mountaintop, plus the publication of a new book by one of my favorite authors (Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything), has rekindled my interest in cosmology – the scientific quest to understand the origin, evolution, and ultimate fate of the entire universe.

Big stuff. Fascinating stuff. Complicated stuff. Concepts that bear little or no relation to the world we experience with our senses. Notoriously hard to communicate about – especially if you’re trying to explain it to non-scientists.

I love a thorny content problem, and even more I love an elegant solution. If you want to check out a well-done site concerning cosmology, string theory, and other core puzzles of the universe, check out The Official String Theory Web Site — an independent project by physicist Patricia Schwarz.

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