“Spin“, “strangeness“, and “charm” are three quantum numbers of elementary particles.
Yet this is not a particle physics blog, even though you may expect science & technology posts here.
“Spin” also refers to media spin, political spin, media bias. Much of the coverage here will be on current affairs.
“Strangeness” is also what we see around us in these troubled times.
And “Charm” is also something that, at times, makes life worth living. Expect some coverage of psychology (from a rational perspective), of music, of poetry, and even some spirituality. (For at least one of us, the lines between these can be quite blurry.)
Twin mottos of this blog:
“Once you can sincerely say: ‘I don’t know’ then it becomes possible to get at the truth.” (Robert A. Heinlein, “The cat who walks through walls”.)
“Dear G-d: lead me in the company of those who seek truth and spare me from those who have found it.” (attributed to André Gide)
Many kudos to Zombie for coming up with the blog name!
9 thoughts on “About SSC”
You’re quoting Heinlein! (I’m swooning……) Nice looking blog!
Very nice blog you have here. Thanks for stopping by Spitfire Murphy. I am adding SSC to the blogroll.
Thanks a lot! I just reciprocated on the blogroll 🙂
All the best
My socks are truly rocked. Thank you for this fabulous egghead brainiac heart-throbbing blog.
🙂 (this is the symbol for the giant pendulum that shows the movement of the Earth at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago)
Oops: you cutie-pied, and thus thwarted, my pendulum symbol.
Let me try including it in a reply:
Here is the link anyhow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pendulum_ChicagoMuseumScienceIndustry.jpg
Why you ridiculously generous person you! You actually took the time to search out my blog and FOLLOW IT?
My apologies; that was an exercise for a class in web publishing put on by my local MENSA chapter, and not updated since. You are my FIRST follower.
I have generally little time to write outside of work (no, I’m not a published author unless you count scientific articles & dissertations, or possibly a few essays over on The Texas Ring, which I have been neglecting for a year now).
But looking back at the class exercise, maybe I can see restarting it; not that I have all that much time now, but once in a while I might generate something.
There’s simply so much madness in the world right now to blog about!
But then, I wouldn’t have as much time to comment….
Anyway, thank you, I’m quite flattered, and am now following your blog to see just how much better I could be.
jamesthewanderer (intermittent, unreliable correspondent and worker drone)
Actually, as much as I admire Heinlein and have many of his quotes in my collection of such, you might more correctly attribute the one above to Maimonides:
“Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’, and thou shalt progress.”
Good point – thanks!