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Jul 17, 2021

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Tonight we explore the often misrepresented concepts of size, distance, and even time on cosmological scales. Thanks to all my generous supporters (across Patreon, Paypal, Venmo, the Tingles app, and amazing gifts to the PO Box) who have helped the channel (even since I've been on a looooooooooong hiatus). It's been a bit chaotic, but we've found a rhythm, and I hope to be uploading more frequently (lol, i know). “A very popular error- having the courage of one's own convictions; rather, it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's own convictions” - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 1:56 parallax and distance to the Moon 30:36 distance to Alpha Centauri if Earth was a marble 32:10 how the Sun's light rays are parallel 45:35 often-misrepresented aspects of existence (importance of proper scales) 54:56 "To Scale: The Solar System" 1:03:30 linking psychology and astronomy: the social environment shaped our ancestor's cognition (and so ours, too) perhaps more than the physical environment 1:10:24 deeper dive into commonly distorted aspects of existence (history, progress, time, data, society, technology) 1:26:49 million vs billion: better understanding the universe across orders of magnitude (perspectives along exponential/logarithmic scales and rates of change) 1:37:00 recipe for making the solar system to scale 1:40:01 behind the scenes 1:42:36 pyramids to andromeda: my desk pictures as examples of orders of magnitudes across space 1:49:42 million vs billion part 2 1:57:04 parallax and distance to the Moon part 2 2:02:11 the slow and very impressive accumulation of knowledge, the astronomy book 2:08:09 an example of why misrepresentation confuses me (parallax) 2:11:34 beginning our solar system 2:31:21 taking our measurements of the planets 2:37:29 assembling our mr pencil compass (not sponsored) 2:46:04 drawing the inner solar system to scale 3:04:56 our baseball-field model of the inner solar system m 3:06:03 an overtired baby giving grandma a hard time 3:06:51 comparing Earth, Mars and the Sun's mass and diameters 3:12:40 completing the solar system model (on my desk and on the baseball field) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ►Support for the channel... ▸Shop on Amazon here (kick-backs at no cost to you): ▸PayPal ......... ......... ▸Patreon ........ ▸📩 Wishlist (for the channel): ▸📪 If you'd like to mail me something: Let's Find Out ASMR (Rich) P.O. Box 1582 Palm City, FL 34991 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ►socials... ▸📧 Discord................. (* I'm not very active here yet) ▸📧 Email................... ▸📧 Instagram........... @lets_find_out_asmr ▸📧 Twitter................. @LetsFindOutasmr