One of my favorite college courses of all-time was my class on Thermodynamics and Fluid Flow.  This will make me sound like a total geek, but sometimes when I need a break from the daily grind, I pull out my physics textbook and browse through the pages.  In another life, I would spend my energy discovering more about how God’s creation really works.

If you don’t share my view that science is awesome, then check out this video featuring Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame.  I dare you to watch it and tell me that science is not interesting (and the cartoons help).

I agree with Lauren Granger who shared this video as part of her series, “9 of the coolest educational videos from TED-Ed

How can you not wish that Mythbusters’ Adam Savage was your science teacher? In this video, he explains how Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth in 200BC to within one percent of the actual diameter — just by using some simple math and the sun’s shadow. He just sounds so damn excited when he talks about Fizeau’s attempts to measure the speed of light in 1849 that he makes you want to go out and discover something too.

What are you inspired to discover!

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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