John Siracusa

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A fun collection of things John Siracusa has said on podcasts

John's Special Relativity

Polarizers and special relativity: they're all the same.

Podcast: Accidental Tech Podcast
Episode: 500: All the Nerds in the Room

John: A feeling I would get when I used to tell… this is going to sound nerdy…

Casey: NO!

John: The feeling you get when you tell people about special relativity.

Marco: Have you done this a lot??

Casey: Yeah, this is just something you do from time to time?

John: When I was a kid I used to do it, right, so here’s the thing

Casey: This is the least surprising thing you’ve ever said

John: This polarizer thing, if you haven’t ever seen this before, it will give you a similar feeling of learning about special relativity. Special relativity when you explain it to people, or when you first learn it, in my case when you’re a kid or whatever, like the ideas behind it, like wait a second. Everyone in the world has known that this is true, and no one has told me??