Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

The Importance of Occasional Rightness

by Ken Arnold on Sat 12 October 2013

This article shows Peter Higgs to be a true scientist. He makes sure everyone gets their due credit, he is modest. But his last quote encapsulates a lot of what science is: It’s very nice to be right sometimes It is, isn’t it? This is what science is: Being right sometimes. Not always. New science […]

All Hail the … whatever

by Ken Arnold on Wed 24 July 2013

A morning dose of, well, whatever this is (originally from Jef Poskanzer): This royal womb of kings, this sceptred sac, This home of majesty, this cave of Venus, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for myself Against infection and the outside world, This happy home for me, this little world, This precious […]

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 26 April 2013

The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature. — Benjamin Franklin (This week’s Friday quote nicely pairs up with Monday’s quote, at least I think so. Do you?)

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 22 April 2013

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the n-th degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down […]

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 15 April 2013

If you don’t stick to your values when tested, they’re not values! They’re hobbies. — Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 22 January 2009 (Starts at 1:49, but you can watch the whole thing, it won’t hurt.) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 5 April 2013

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I’m in the wrong building. — Lucy Van Pelt, “Peanuts”, by Charles Schulz