Sunday String Theory

Quick update: my wonderful wife was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is resting semi-comfortably at home. In the back of our minds is the reality that we don’t have all of the results from the surgery, yet.


No, today’s post is not about string theory, which as stated in Wikipedia is: “a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. String theory describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other.”

Obviously, string theory is much more complicated than that description, just like the real world is more complicated than ideology of any stripe. Related to that notion is that I strongly believe intelligence and curiosity are highly and positively correlated.

André Gide: “Trust those who seek truth but doubt those who say they have found it.”


Hopefully, you can see the reason I am showing this photo:



Can you see the curved cloud “lines” in the sky? I can’t recall ever having seen anything exactly like that before.


I have to admit that on many days I think any automotive content is sort of forced, or inorganic. On some occasions “forcing” myself to write about cars does lead to inspiration, but other times it does not.

I also admit that I repeat myself in terms of automobile selection. That is the main reason that Frugal Friday has been “retired.”

I do realize that, for better and for worse, personal transportation is undergoing a sea change. I believe that much of that has been forced on the public from the top down, by governments and big car companies deciding what we are going to drive instead of by market forces. I also think that if a concept is constantly hammered into people’s heads, many of them will adopt that concept when they probably would not have otherwise.

“Never say never” is a good rule of operation, I think. One can never really predict the future with great accuracy. Still, at this point I do not envision a day when I will drive an EV–whether it’s powered by batteries, a hydrogen fuel cell or something else. I like the visceral experience of driving a car powered by an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

I’ll wrap up today’s post with a picture of my current car, my wonderful C7 Corvette Z06:









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