Sunday, April 09, 2006

Curriculum matters

I have a colleague here at the college who tells his physics students, "If it isn't simple, it isn't physics." As they struggle with his homework assignments they can be forgiven for thinking he's nuts, but you know what he means. The universe begins and ends in simplicity, and only now and then, here and there, expresses itself in an efflorescence of complexity. See this week's Musing.