memes scientists use to teach people by metaphor.
imagine you had a piece of paper. ordinarily, you would have to travel across the surface. but if you folded it like *this* and poked a pencil through it, then you can travel from point A to point B in no time at all
imagine you had a trampoline. and u put a bowling ball in the middle of it. and u put a marble on the trampoline. gravity.
imagine u had some finches on some islands. they look different and darwin figured it. out. ur so cool darwin
imagine u aimed a cannon. you destroy a lot of arable land by firing cannonballs at the ground at escape velocity but eventually u get the angle right and it enters orbit
imagine. the Stanford prison experiment
imagine u were a ballerina. if you are compressed into a ball you move quickly, and vice versa. like a star. u are a star
imagine a flea on a tightrope. look at that lil guy go
imagine you had white moths and you covered them in soot. they're black now. and so are the trees
black holes look like a shower drain
butterflies cause hurricanes on the other side of the world. so if you ever see a butterfly, make sure you kill it -- you might save a life.
a higher number of hurricanes during hurricane season isn't because of global warming -- the butterfly population is growing. they're coming.
@seb *holds up a piece of paper* okay, here's the universe as we know it. You're on one side, and whatever beyond the event horizon lies on the other side of the paper. *Uses pen to poke a hole in the paper* and kids, this is how much energy it takes to go to the other side. Simple physics.
@philectron we're gonna need a pretty big pencil
@seb Imagine cataloging each one.
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