Archive for May, 2017

Entropic Exchange

“Nature never undertakes any change unless her interests are served by an increase in entropy.” ~Max Planck “There is no concept in the whole field of physics which is more difficult to understand than is the concept of entropy, nor is there one which is more fundamental.” ~Francis Sears “Principles of Physics I: ” “Entropy is […]

Intrepid Hearts Deprived

“Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less, than what we hoped for.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Of course he’d stayed too long in Pinang. That’s what happens when a man with too much time stumbles onto a […]

Why Science?

Why Science? Because salt. There is an unknowable multitude of molecules of NaCl in a single grain of table salt (about 10^18, give or take). That number exceeds comprehension, but through Scientific inquiry we can fully grasp every molecule of every grain. We do not need to explore deeply the impossible number of individual characters […]

Jimmy’s Dillemma

On my last night in the Cameron Highlands, I caught the gaze of a familiar pair of heavy-lidded green eyes. They peered at me beneath a familiar head of wavy brown hair. They belonged to an Italian face that echoed faintly in my memory. As it turned out I’d met this fellow briefly in Kuala […]

The Chisel Chinks of Living

By viewing everyone as the same person is how I connect with others, and how I grow the qualities I glean from them. By the ‘same person’ I mean that everyone is the sum of all their experiences; Traumatic experiences that crash into life with the devastative force of a derailed train; Experiences that influence […]