…because it doesn’t happen enough, really. I mean, how often, when we're reading or listening to something or someone, do we hear something that starts our minds on some only halfway related tangent? I'm sure it happens to some people more than other people, but I would feel uncomfortable asserting that it isn't one of the common experiences of the human race.
That's curiosity. That's the urge to look behind curtains and wonder about the other sides of hills. It's what makes us invent and explore, that impulse to wonder what went unsaid, like some kind of metaphorical itch.
If this blog has a unifying theme, it's to scratch mental itches. It's not an exhaustive encyclopedia of academic treatises attempting to obscure all ignorance behind some pretense of expertise, which can only ever be a snapshot of a moment anyway. Ask the last Ptolemaic physicist. He still has no idea what happened.
Instead, this blog seeks to give air to those instances when the imagination interrupts what’s going on with a sometimes only obliquely related point of curiosity.
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