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I Am Not Smart

In all honesty I really don’t ‘know’ anything. There’s a difference between being able to repeat what I’ve heard or read and actually knowing something. I can tell you that atoms are made of particles, that the first three numbers of PI are 3.14, and that the moon is about 238,000 miles away. My head is loaded with information I’ve gathered over the years, and yet, I couldn’t rub two ideas together to make a nickel. So, when I write articles here, or talk on any subject, I am mostly just asking questions. I may put them in a form that seems like I’m making confident statements, but I do that only because I know how monotonous it is to read something that’s full of question marks.

How many Earths would it take to equal the size of the sun? Why do particles turn into waves in the double-slit experiment? What is gravity? What is the Copenhagen Interpretation? Is Schrodinger’s cat really dead and alive at the same time? How many ants does an aardvark eat every day? Isn’t this really annoying?

For me, whatever information I put out there, what I’m really doing is looking for more info to come back to me, and come back to me in layman’s terms that I can understand. I love contemplating the mysteries of the universe even though I’ll never discover anything on my own.

So, if you read my articles, understand that the points I make are just my personal ideas and opinions. I could be wrong. Hell, I could be very wrong, but isn’t that how we learn? We develop ideas on our own that get corrected by others at some point in our lives.

Don’t ever be afraid to tell me what you think on any given subject. Just please do so in a mature manner and stick to the subject. Thanks for listening.