This man is wise, Fr8mech, and I would take his counsel.
Thank you Doc, coming from someone of your caliber, that is a comment worthy of framing.
But I'm going to offer another gift Fr8mech (although I'm no fan of many of his past comments on social matters) , I have no qualms of assisting by sharing what little knowledge I can if it will aid anyone in anyway than I can when in pursuit of greater knowledge.
This link I'm providing is the perfect gateway for ANYONE, like myself, meaning one that fails miserably at the mathematics required to execute the necessary computations to reach proven conclusions the world's top astrophysicists, theoretical physicists and cosmologists guided us toward learning more and more than we can understand regarding our place in the cosmos.
The BBC did an excellent production with it's Horizons series, this one titled Infinity and Beyond.
If geometry, (I believe it was Socrates or his student Aristotle who inscribed the following over their established Academy 'let he who is ignorant of geometry be forbidden entry to this Academy' - or words to that effect. But if you are one who yearns deeply to understand all this ever expanding talk (and growing pervasive viewing material aka tv/movies/docs), discussion and debates and think you MUST have a grasp of Geometry, Calculus and other mathematical tools in order to engage or partake...
...I say, not so fast! This program...
BBC Infinity and Beyondhttps://www.dailymotion.com/video/x65uv69
...will set you on you onto a path from which there is no return. Meaning it will indeed alter the way you think and view .. everything beyond the Earth. If you are one of these people, and your brain has a reasonable foundation based in common sense. You will find yourself watching it again and again and again. Followed by your craving for more information , more amateur level introductions to astrophysics.
Hell it cause me to go out and purchase a telescope and start stargazing years ago. And once you've seen Saturn and it's rings with your own telescope and your own eyes...your brain is never the same again. Along with viewing Jupiter, you begin to realize ..yeah, we're pretty insignificant on grand scale that is this particular universe. Earth is like fart, this Universe farts away earths and earth-like items like...every minute or so...it's like you remembering a fart when you 2 or 3 years old - You DON'T!
The program begins with questioning children on 'what is the biggest number?'.. and then it takes off on sharing a peek into the minds of the worlds foremost mathematicians and physicists & astrophysicist.
First, I searched youtube only to find the full program does not exist there, since Google yield this result, it in tun introduces you into what a Googol is, if you do not know already. So word to the wise...use a video downloading app (as it plays) to download a permanent copy for yourself to view as much as you like.
On another note, A.net member Tugger in post#6 of this thread provided a great expandable image of the Milky Way, I used this establish my Bible Killer theory.
The Sun and it's children planets are believed to be located between Sagittarius and Perseus Arms of the Milky Way Galaxy.
I selected a tiny star in that region.
I then showed a Bible believing friend, the estimated time of the Milky Way to complete a single rotation - from starting point and return. It is estimated to take between 220 to 250 million years for the Milky Way to accomplish this. It does so at a velocity of approximately 858,000 kph (or over 600,000 mph). I sliced the pie (the Milky Way) into 220 Million divides (not really, as that would take 7 or 8 years to achieve) but as to mean a single partition is a one million year slice of time (and distance the Sun/Earth moved in that time)...
...and pointed out that in that singular 1 million year period, human existence came into being ...and then somewhere along the linear span, they wrote a book and proclaimed it knows exactly how all this came into being.
So I asked, just how ludicrous does that seem? How can you be present in a place such a incredibly short span of time and declare that you know it all came together???!
It's just not possible, it's like like someone landing in New York for the very first time and claiming at the end of the day, you know NYC and everything about it .. like you know the back of your hand. Which is impossible! Because we all know people from New York who've lived there all their lives and still get lost in a heartbeat (and being the perennial subway passenger in no way means you can figure out where you're going if you had to walk or drive it from any given point - although there are some who master it extremely well. For a non-native and having never lived there, I'm pretty damn good at tooling around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens with ease (but geography has always been a huge obsession of mine). Back to the point.... the Bible should have come with an Eraser, that way the believers wouldn't find themselves painted in the corner in which the numerous contradictions has placed them!
My fellow non-skilled, mathematically challenged brothers out there...jump in, here's your ticket, there's no need to sit own the sidelines and remain mum as long as you come away with more than you had when before watching. To the few A.net brainiacs, you guys already know what's featured here...so go plane spotting or something or aid the not-so-fortunate in this regard.
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson