A Characters Museum and the Known Universe

Hey, folks.  This week Christina and I went to a Chinese Characters Museum with Robert and two of our students.  The students were very excited.  It was pretty nice . . . I mean, as nice as one would expect a museum about words to be.  I wonder if there are any museums honoring the alphabet (good lord I hope not).

The thing to the left is a giant version of the ancient character pronounced "an" (as in Anyang) and means "protect."

But . . .

Wait for it . . .


I also got my mind blown this week by a video produced by the American Museum of Natural History.  It takes you from the Himalayas aaaaaaaall the way out to the afterglow of the Big Bang.

I’ve never felt so wonderfully insignificant in my life. . . .


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