That Moment You Realize You Are A Talentless Hack


Well, at least compared to Tim Blais.  You need to watch this video.  It’s an a capella explanation of string theory set to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.


I mean WOW!  I cannot even begin to imagine how much time, effort, and creativity went into making this.  Too bad people like him are wasting their time trying to figure out the fundamental reality of the universe and not ruling the planet.

Back when I was in college taking quantum physics I remember having a barely tenable grasp of what was being taught to me.  Much of the math beyond collapsible wave functions was lost on me.  Never once did the professor bother to mention that even the people that did this stuff for a living didn’t get it either.  It wasn’t until years later that I realized this to be true.  Quantum physics makes no sense but it exists.  It is experimentally provable but we don’t really know why it is.  I like that Tim actually admits this at the end of the video.  Science is awesome.