It is certainly fanciful to entertain the idea of nonlocal causality. Telekinesis, telepathy, action at a distance—it’s the matter of science-fiction, really. As one obsessed with the concept of communication—how it is fourfold, according to modern understanding: comprised of source, receptor, message and medium—the possibility of trifold communication is exhilarating. Truth disseminated instantaneously and through … Continue reading Action at a distance: science fiction or fact?
Is there any difference, truly, between physics and philosophy? Of course not, you knave. There’s an entire course about it. I am enrolled in this course. And what is the point of an interdisciplinary investigation that yields only support for further differentiation of said disciplines? I am a rebel, though. To spite the inevitability of … Continue reading An introduction to the philosophers in all physicists
It is no coincidence that the French word signifying a “breakup” is rupture. Rupture. As a volcano. As a sickly appendix. In the case of the latter metaphor, the appendix swells with pus and inflames, an emetic and painful process that demands swift and unyielding medical attention. At the time of its rupture, the appendix acquires … Continue reading Romantic Appendicitis, and how to avoid it
Pookability – (n.) the probability that at any given moment in time or point in space, you will see a rabbit. Example: Des Moines, Iowa has a relatively high rabbit population, and therefore maintains high pookability. While I cannot take full credit for the conception of the word (a friend formulated the lexical variation) pookability … Continue reading Pookability, and Other Neologistic Shenanigans
Erinaceous – (adj.) of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog. Indeed. Scribed ever so eloquently on page 371 in the fifth volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is a word you never knew existed. In fact, there are probably hundreds of words that you never knew existed, all of which lie between the folds of … Continue reading Side Affects of a Logolepsy Infliction