Me: What are you doing?
Him: I am trying to gauge the ratio of noodles to soup so I know how much I am eating.
Him: So, what are you reading?
Me: Its a book called The Goddess of Small Victories. Its about Kurt Godel, a famous mathematician and his wife, Adele.
They were friends with Albert Einstein.
Him: Woah… Friends with Albert Einstein? That’s cool.
Me: Yeah, that’s why I asked what kind of things you would ask him if he could come to dinner.
Him: Well, I think I’d ask him to explain to me about his theory of E=mc2. I mean I know what it means, Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared, which if something is going to speed of light it can’t really have mass. And, I think you know from all the science shows me and dad watch that there is a way to travel faster than light but its theoretical right now. You see, you’d have to bend the space time graph and …
Me: your lips are chapped and you need to cut your fingernails.
Me: who do you think would win? Albert Einstein
or Stephen Hawking?
Him: In a battle of the brains or just a battle…
Me: DUH! Let’s be logical here… Stephen Hawking has, what? Cerebral Palsy? (actually a motor neuron disease related to ALS)
Him: Yeah, and Albert Einstein would be like 105 by now. (he would be 135) So, yeah, Albert Einstein.
Me: Ok, why?
Him: Because Albert Einstein came up with the equation that all of space time is based on. I mean, E=mc2 is the basis of everything in space time. Which, did you know that the equation E=mc2 was actually incomplete when he first introduced it? There was a little bit extra that needed to be added on at the end of it. They discovered that later on.
Now I know how Adele must have felt during conversations with her husband and his scientist/mathematician friends!
This is an original ROSCMM post. All opinions in this post are that of Jennifer herself unless otherwise noted. This post was written for the From Left to Write Book Club and was inspired by The Goddess of Small Victories by Yannick Grannec, a copy of which I received for free for the purposes of this post.
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