Everybody seen this show on NOVA? Surpassing Newton & Einstein with 11 dimensions, gravity radio between alternate universal branes (excellent, we can TALK to them by shaking an apple!) and the long struggle to squeeze the universe into one set of equations. I'm a little uncomfortable about how badly we seem to want the un...iverse to unify itself "just" to fit OUR need for order. The freaky-cool thing is that bits of pond scum can actually begin to understand the heartbeat of the big implacable pond. Gives me chills. Gotta look past the glossy popularization though: it takes a LOT of "dumbing down" to render these ideas for TV, and boy do they ever.

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