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Its Physics, Jim!

The book for the masses (pun intended)

The book for the masses (pun intended)

Ah how I love Star Trekkin’ by The Firm – Its a catchy tune from the late 80s with this line from Scotty, the chief engineer: “You cannot change the laws of physics.”. And then later, “Its physics, Jim!”

Many, many years ago, I was a student at the OSCSS and just loved the physics class taught by Roberta Tevlin (on weekends, I’d catch her playing at Grossman’s in the Happy Pals). I even got Wonderstruck on TV (today, I just make the local newspapers).

Anyway, I heard an interview on the Quirks & Quarks podcast with the author of a book relating to physics and, appropriately for this month, future presidents.  I looked up the author, Richard Muller, and found his book called Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines.  I have since learned that the author intended only one copy to be read: the one he donated to this month’s new occupants of the White House.  Its written smartly for a quick dip without any mucking about. » Continue reading Its Physics, Jim! »

OSCSS Reunion

Andrew is back from a brief trip to Canada for the 25th anniversary reunion of the Ontario Science Centre’s Science School (OSCSS). Its been 20 years since Andrew went to the school for half of his grade 13 credits before heading off to university.

First, there was a party at Chia Chia and Graham’s […]