21st November 2021

Wedding Readings for Scientists: Relativity

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Welcome back to our Sunday segment, Wedding Readings Ideas. Here we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on wedding readings for scientists. Whether you or the marrying couple are involved in science, this one is for you! We try and include a variety of ideas so that there is a reading suggestion for every kind of speech at every kind of wedding!

If you are looking for a reading suggestion for a specific event, please feel free to leave us a comment so we can help you source one.

The Reading

This week’s reading is a quote which has falsely been attributed to Albert Einstein. While it has been disproven that he ever penned these words, the sentiment within them endures as a beautiful description of love.

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.

Why We love It

This is one of our favourite wedding readings for scientists, because it playfully explores the indescribable nature of love. The use of scientific and metaphysical terminology here serves as a tongue in cheek reference to the scientific goal of explaining the known universe. This contrasts nicely with the lack of rationality to love. Despite the humorous play on tone, the core of the quote is beautifully sentimental.

If you like this reading, keep your eyes peeled next Sunday and every Sunday from here on out for more wedding readings for scientists, couples, parents and more.