Feeling Stupider

I bring it upon myself. I know this. I get myself into situations where I realize that my intelligence is lower than I wish it were. I know I am not stupid, but I also know I am not as smart I as I wish I was. And that bring us to today’s blog.

I just bought three books that are probably beyond me. And these are not the first books I have bought that did that to me. The first book I bought I though I could read easily was the non-fiction works of Arthur C. Clarke. This is the man who is credited with geosynchronous satellites. That’s right, this is the man who came up with the math for satellites, although his theory was based around space stations. And I read his work, and it was so far beyond me, 70 years after he came up with the math.

Now I have bought three more books. “The Physics of the Impossible” and “The Physics of the Future” by Michio Kaku, and “On the Shoulders of Giants” by Stephen Hawking. That’s right, Stephen Hawking is in my library, and all I can think of is the Weird Al song, “White and Nerdy.”

And again, these books may be beyond me. But so far, I like the one I am reading. It’s fascinating, enjoyable, and fun. This isn’t science fiction, this is science reality. Maybe this is what I get for watching so much Discovery Science.

I do have to admit, that I have seen Michio Kaku on Discovery Science so often that I hear his voice when I am reading his book.

I wonder if that’s what is going to happen when I read Hawking’s book.

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