Nearly finished reading Isaacson’s Einstein biography. Lots of interesting talk in the beginning of the book about how Einstein’s healthy disregard for authority and group-think allowed him to question some of the ‘unquestionable’ findings of folks like Newton. That was his mindset as a young man, and yet as he got older, Einstein became entrenched in his way of thinking and had trouble opening up his mind to quantum physics. While his issue with quantum physics was more philosophical than anything, it does serve as a reminder that continuing to question the status quo is hard work (and were this ability to continually question a muscle, it would need to be exercised on a regular basis).
The attached link is a highly regarded physics discovery that occurred this year, in which scientists used the classic ‘double slit’ experiment to question traditional mindsets (in truth, the results of their work are a bit lost on me ;-)
This isn’t the first time we have heard this one. Someone wake me up when it finally happens…
It is amazing that places around the world use the sport to define themselves and American’s can’t seem to make it happen. Meanwhile, Montreal is the best race I have been to; actually couldn’t imagine anything better.