On the similarities between Hogwarts and physics
A place where even going to school - in a castle(!) called Hogwarts - would be infinitely more entertaining than real school.
I used to wait for my Hogwarts letter. I thought that maybe, just maybe, it was all real. Maybe I could take Potions, Transfiguration and Charms instead of history, math and science. But my 11th, then my 12th birthday passed and I realized what I had known all along. Fantasy books are actually just fantasy.
The older I get, though, the more I realize how close I really am to a fantasy world. I may not be levitating things with a wave of my wand, but, wait, I am actually levitating things - with physics (heard of superconductivity?!)
In physics we write down mysterious symbols and equations, we manipulate them and bam!, the secrets of the universe appear. Phenomena are explained and all of a sudden I see from my cloud of mathematics the base of modern technology appearing. If things as real and tangible as the computer which I'm writing on appearing from math is not magic, I don't know what is.
Have you always wanted to go to Hogwarts? Learn some physics instead!
Endnote: Yes, I am studying for exams. Yes, this is procrastination. But how excited am I to go back to learning how lasers work again!
- The Wild Bazilchuk