All posts tagged: Physics

Modest noodlings…

Did you feel it? Did you witness it? Last night. Around 8:00PM. Or thereabouts. I felt it… Kinda like a hiccup. Or maybe just a tiny bit of gastric inconsistency. Honestly, I thought the carpet had bunched up a bit. Just the tiniest bit of an unconscious stumble. A stutter. A hitch in my giddy-up. A catch in my ketchup. A tick in my tick-tock… 

What If…

The world seems full of people who spend their entire life looking for answers to life’s questions. Some of them (though entirely too few) are quite good at finding answers. Because to them, it’s the answer that’s important. Not who gets there first. Not which flag is flying over the ship which first sails into uncharted waters. Not which corporation funded the exploration of that far off, undiscovered country. It’s about the solutions, to the problems which arise as a natural part of humanity’s innate curiosity. As one rather outstanding writer once put it, there is no such thing as an uninteresting subject – there are only uninterested people.

Originally posted on April 11, 2008

Wow… It’s amazing what you can learn by surfing around the net… For instance, did you know that the closest living relatives of the aardvark are the elephant shrews, along with sirenians, hyraxes, tenrecs and elephants? Nor is the aardvark closely related to the South American Anteater, despite a superficial likeness… And it seems that on the old Pink Panther cartoons they actually did use an aardvark, despite the animal being nocturnal… Although the snout was a bit misrepresented… Now, I couldn’t care less about aardvarks as much as the next guy, but I thought I needed to start with a somewhat snappier topic than the one I DO wish to talk about, and I didn’t want to lose you in the very first paragraph… So for those of you who got here via a Google search for “aardvarks” (which is how I got the above information, by the way… except for the Pink Panther bit…), I apologize… It’s okay if I lose you in the second paragraph, though… I will have still earned my …