Friday, March 28, 2008

i'm your density

i've spent most of today writing!!! yippee! dissertation writing is not one of the most enjoyable experiences i've ever had, but a productive day always feels great!

i've managed to amuse myself quite a bit today while writing about the history of how many stars form in different types of galaxies during different epochs. (although i regret not having time right now to get into the details, i will have time at some point in the future and choose now to just skip to the punch line.) there are two main relations you investigate to study this process: the star formation rate density and the stellar mass density and how they change over time.

almost every single time i write the word "density" i accidentally type "destiny"!! the first several times it made me chuckle because of the obvious reference to the classic destiny/density mix up from one of the best science-fiction comedies ever created: back to the future - but backwards! i have to admit that at this point, it's just plain annoying because i think i've tried to write that word at least two dozen times today!! oh well. here you go....

there are sooo many good quotes from that movie!!


Julia said...

I am always making that exact same typo, too! The classes I teach now still talk about density so this typo plagues me to this very day.

Roger That said...

One of my all-time favourite movies. So many great quotes ("There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?") and I like to play the title music when I'm driving my car... er... fast.

This post gave me a big grin that I shall be wearing all day.