Weekend Wisdom: Einstein and Turkey

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Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity states that time is a relative phenomenon. Time and space are intimately connected.

If you travel at light speed, time will go quicker than someone who is at rest. It will seem to go even slower if that person at rest is watching PBS, for example.

Neutrinos are trying to prove Einstein wrong. A new experiment seems to show that these little particles can beat light–and hence, can bend time.

But I have a far less expensive way to test whether time can speed up.

I call it the Holiday-Work Week corollary. This states that the speed of time is intimately connected to whether it’s a holiday or not. During a holiday — like this Thanksgiving — time races by. All the things you swore you would get around to, you didn’t. The lawn? Unraked. The book? Still not finished. The blog post? Half done.

Now, next week, as most of us go back to work, we’ll notice that time will suddenly slow down. Almost screech to a halt.

Anyway. It’s just a theory.

Here are some good posts and articles that you can peruse while you contemplate my stunning new theory.

Len Penzo — How to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt Quickly

Zero Hedge — Super Complacency Means Printing Will Commence

Mad Hedge Fund Trader — My Personal Leading Economic Indicator (Also check out Will Gold Coins Suffer the Same Fate as the $10,000 bill?)

The Testosterone Pit — Cutting the Deficit: They Won’t Because They Don’t Have To

Life Optimizer — The # 1 Easily Fixed Flaw in Your Work That’s Holding Your Back

Unlimited Choice — How to Quash Rumors and Protect Your Reputation

Sydney Morning Herald — Making the Most out of Mind Over Matter


Bulldozer 00’s Blog — Reckless Meritocracies