True terror isn’t being scared: it’s not having a choice in the matter. -John Green The reason I start with this quote instead of any other is simple. TATWD is a frightening read. But not in the way Stephen King is frightening. There are no tangible monsters in this book. No balloon … More ThoughtsFromBooks: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
What you see above is my rendition of “The Treachery of Images,” a famous painting by René Magritte. Painted in 1928-29, it depicts what is unarguably a pipe with a caption that reads, (translated) “This is not a pipe.” Deciphering the painting is not as difficult as it looks. Obviously, the painting is not a … More The Treachery of Physics
(Note: Not a physics post. In my defense, though, I’m trying to figure out how this world works (granted it’s the “people” part) so I can call this pseudo-physics… No? Well, okay then.) There’s been a lot of talk going on about how 2016 has been a terrible year for the human race, in general. … More On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life
While doing a science experiment, a scientist needs to account for errors (that range from errors in her device to errors in her methodology). Through the course of her calculations, these errors propagate leading to a final error estimate in the result. Depending on the calculation she is doing, a small error in a measurement can lead … More PROPAGATION OF ERRORS
Reviving an old piece of flash fiction for this one! *inspired by the (then) recent news of there being weird space music in the archived recordings of NASA’s Apollo 10 mission (and other recent events which I will refrain from listing). This is work of fiction. (duh.) “It is my duty to inform you today, … More (Space) OPERA: Flash Fiction
Doing an experiment and not getting the desired results no matter how hard you try? Running late for an important meeting only to find out that your car has no petrol? Cheating on a test only to find out that the person you cheated from doesn’t know a thing either? Well, there’s a law for … More MURPHY’S LAW: The reason life is a train wreck.
You are reading a blog post on a blog that you chanced upon on a list that contains over a thousand such blogs. You clicked on the link, maybe because you love science or maybe because you’re just a nice person who wants to make new friends. In any case, you are now reading a … More FREE WILL