The Big Bang: something from nothing? Or what?

I recently watched a video about the Big Bang which explained that maybe the universe all began with nothing, although our brains couldn’t possibly comprehend that because of the way they evolved. But then I thought, maybe the Universe came from something, but that something couldn’t be there without the other. Maybe they are like virtual particles – they suddenly popped into existence. Maybe, instead of that idea (actually, scratch that idea; I’m going with this one), the whole Universe just popped into being, beginning with an explosion. I think it’s our brains’ way of seeing things from cause and effect that is probably hindering us from discovering how the world works, probably.


news stuff about blog

Okay, so I’ve decided that I’m quitting this schedule thing every Sunday. I don’t always manage to think of something really interesting in a week’s time; inspiration and ideas only come at certain times because of certain things that happen. Getting out of the house and going somewhere other than school helps me a lot (stimulates creativity), but unfortunately I don’t get to do that very often. I’ll keep my Twitter updated so you’ll know if I’m planning on posting anything or whatever. Oh, and by the way, you should follow me!

The Martian by Andy Weir: a review

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

I absolutely adored this book! Easily hits number one on my favorite science fiction novels list.
I loved the suspense. At first I thought it was going to be extremely boring, but then after the first few pages I was intrigued and totally into the whole story.
Almost the whole book is in log entries by Mark, but it still has chapters read like any other normal fiction book which adds to its mystery a bit, I think.
I definitely would recommend The Martian to everyone!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.