The complete history of the entire universe.
Okay, so yes – that’s a rather grandiose title, but hear me out on this one. I think it’s no surprise by now that I fly my nerd flag high. Amongst the other nerdy things that I gravitate towards, I’ve always had a love for the types of science that involve cosmological physics on a universal scale. Because of this, I have a rather…robust science book collection (and my apartment smells of rich mahogany…) so when I say that this is one of the best explanations I’ve ever come across as to how the universe got to its present point, it means I’m comparing it to no less than Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan.
Now granted, if you read A Brief History of Time or Cosmos you’re going to get a much broader and denser overview, I understand that; but in neither of those cases will you be spending just over fifteen minutes and change to receive that information either. From the Big Bang to the formation of life, to the migration of intelligent life, this is a wealth of very cool, very interesting information presented in a staggeringly easy to understand manner. Science is awesome.
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