I’ve been thinking a lot about physics lately. Perhaps it’s an unavoidable side-effect of all the energy I’ve spent clearing a wooded lot and building a high-performance house. On the other hand, it’s probably just because I’m a nerd about this stuff. While building, I’ve spent days and days listening to lectures and thinking about time and space, entropy and quantum mechanics. And for some weird reason, I can’t help thinking about my family and our life together when I contemplate spacetime and the origins of the universe.
This topic can get us deep in the weeds in a hurry and I want to explore all this later in much more detail, but for now I’ll try to keep it short and very simple.