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December 2011

Then and Now

I was listening to the CBC this morning and realizing that no-one is going to wax poetically about video-game hockey like they do for the old slot-hockey tables.

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The stars died so that you could be here today.

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren’t created at the beginning of time.