The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Faces of Science #7


Enrico Fermi, Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli

7 comments :

Mark Connolly said...

Are you certain that's Heisenberg?

Greg said...

I am uncertain what you mean. Are you referring to his position or velocity? I can't measure both!

Well, at not least not simultaneously.

Tempest said...

Confusion is noted in these 2 posts.

The Pauli effect reeks havoc even in blogs! Muwahahahaha

H. P. L. said...

In which it becomes clear that, in matters of hair, the most indetermined one was Fermi. Also, could be the Como lake in the background.

Mark Connolly said...

Well, he's at rest, put where?

michaelE said...

Nerds am nerds...

David said...

if those sub-atomic particles could talk...!