Spreading the TED

Speaking of transcending space and time...here, so-called "humorist" John Hodgman goes off (in his delightfully geeky way) about aliens, physics, and falling in love.  (Also worth a peek: Elizabeth Gilbert's (of Eat, Pray, Love) ponderings on creative "geniuses" and an intriguing bit on green design by Cradle to Cradle author/architect-designer William McDonough.