Although my degrees are in computer science and computer engineering, as an undergraduate I switched my major over from physics after my first year. Before switching, I went through five quarters of undergrad physics, with my last class being relativity. I also had the pleasure of watching — and mocking — the Star Trek TNG series finale in a room full of other physics majors.
I love science fiction, not only for escapism, but also because it is fun to explore the hypothetical possibilities that science could make possible but hasn’t. Various topics like time travel and artificial intelligence have come up this year on The Non-Prophets, and I will usually drop into that kind of speculation at the drop of a hat.
It seems that last week I failed to acknowledge a couple of people who really did record themselves carrying out the moon experiment. So here they are.
Don talks about a recent newspaper article about the Pope visiting Auschwitz.
Russell and Tracie discuss the meaning of “prejudice” and take viewer calls.
As a reminder, dinner after the show tonight will be at Star of India located at 2900 W Anderson Lane.
A few notes about upcoming things to be aware of if you’re local to Austin.
Go forth and comment excellently to each other.
Correction: On the show I said that I would be speaking in Irvine on July 28. Unfortunately, the business trip that was bringing me canceled is being rescheduled, so I won’t make that date. I will inform people if we are able to reschedule the event in the near future.