Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nerimon And The Universal Calendar

Here's one of the top English youtubers discussing a conference he attended. If you don't know him, he's Alex Day aka nerimon and he's the 7th most subscribed UK youtuber who makes some interesting videos.

I have to admit that I did know about Carl Sagan's universal calendar concept as Alex explains that if you think of the timeline of the Universe for it's beginning to the present day in terms of a calendar year, the Earth itself just showed up around September and the entirety of the human race appeared in the last 15 minutes of December 31st. That shows the relative insignificance of mankind (and womankind).

But I also like to think that maybe the emergence of the human race could signify and important epoch of the story of the Universe. But then again, maybe we're just a speed bump with little significance in the grand scheme of things. Something to think about (or not).

Here's another recent video by Alex that is a little less heavy. He and his friend Tom Milsom (he's hexachordal on YouTube) go to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, but first Alex stops in with friends to learn some much needed cooking skills.

The cooking part shows him trying to put together a somewhat edible meal curtesy of another YouTube friend Ben Ebbrell (seems all Youtubers know each other doesn't it?). The cooking channel is sortedfood and you can find some of their recipes on Amazon at Sorted Cookbooks.

Here's the video of Alex trying to pick up a few cooking tips.

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