July 16th, 2011
Sometimes watching a movie, a TV series, or reading a book can be so inspiring as to spontaneously start a chain reaction of beautiful thoughts in mind. I just happened to watch such an inspiring episode of a science documentary called Into the Universe, presented by Stephen Hawking on the Discovery Channel. The episode titled “The story of everything” contained so much information that I had to take several pitstops in between, pausing from time to time to grasp what had been told. From the origin of the universe to the creation of stars, Earth and other cellestial objects to the creation of life, it’s one hell of an interesting (and thought-provoking) story told in a so effectively simple manner as to hold one mesmerized and wondering (in amusement) about the different phenomena described.
Weird how the mind can be so random about thoughts. In the moments of silence that followed my watching the documentary, my mind switched between thinking again of the various physics/cosmic concepts that were told to the equally intriguing economic/behavioral laws.
As I (like everytime) cannot stop myself from sharing my thoughts, here’s what’s keeping my mind captivated.
Big Bang – The Big Bang model, or theory, is the prevailing cosmological theory of the early development of the universe.
Creation of a star
Creation of all the elements around us
Doppler Effect – the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave.
Black Holes – regions of space from which nothing, not even light, can escape.
Supermassive Black Holes – the largest type of black holes in a galaxy, in the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses.
Milky Way – the home galaxy of the Solar System, and of Earth.
Law of diminishing marginal utilities – the marginal utility of each (homogenous) unit decreases as the supply of units increases (and vice versa).
Pareto Principle – for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
On another note, it has just started raining (violently) out of nowhere, after a bright & sunny day. I can hear the distant cries of people screaming outside.