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I'm a violinist who reads everything! Science fiction opens the mind to possibilities, nonfiction opens the mind to knowledge, and art opens the mind to meaning.

Currently reading

Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are (FT Press Science)
Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald
Progress: 86/208 pages
Brave New Worlds
Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Langan, Shirley Jackson, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Kate Wilhelm, Joseph Paul Haines, Joe Mastroianni, Matt Williamson, S.L. Gilbow, Genevieve Valentine, Ross E. Lockhart, Jeremiah Tolbert, Vylar Kaftan, John Joseph Adams, Heather Lin
Progress: 14/481 pages
The Suzuki Violinist: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
William J. Starr
Progress: 40 %

Progress! 63% finished!

— feeling alien
The Einstein Theory Of Relativity - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

Lorentz's essay is one of the many written explanations out there of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. So far, the language is mostly accessible to the non-scientist, although some background in geometry might be necessary. I admit it's a bit like reading another language, but I am learning a ton regardless. In COSMOS, Neil DeGrasse Tyson also discussed the outdated idea of an "ether" as the substance of space between the celestial bodies, especially between the Earth and the Sun as a medium through which light travels. When this was disproved and an "ether wind" was not found in relation to the movement of the Earth, this was Einstein's response: a theory positing an explanation for the gravitational movement of the celestial bodies relative to each other.