Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Today I discovered the Science Channel (which I think is – appropriately – part of the Discovery Channel,). I just happened to tune into a wonderful program about space and time, and, in the matter of less than an hour, I believe I learned as much as I would have in a college lecture! The host was well-spoken and obviously erudite, and he took me through some of the headiest theories of physics and astronomy, complete with illustrations. I sat enraptured in front of the TV for a full hour, something I haven’t done in many years. I was thrilled with my new discovery, because I realized how helpful it would be for me. I pictured myself, down through the coming years, attending countless Science Channel “lectures” and making myself into a renaissance man in the process. There is a universe of knowledge awaiting me, and the Science Channel is primed and ready to be one of my teachers.