Monday, March 19, 2007

When I was young, and still pottering through middle and high school, people (either out of good humor or out of sheer tormenting malice) used to ask me what my favorite subject was.

Unfortunately for them, I liked everything. Sure, there were some teachers I didn’t like, and many, many textbooks that I hated (or the other way around). But the subjects themselves I never had a problem with.

As I grew older, at some point of time, I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life. So, I sat under a tamarind tree and meditated for about 3.1 minutes. An amused monkey threw a tamarind at me, and as the sour fruit struck my cheek enlightenment dawned upon me. I knew what I had to do.

I became a scientist.

To me science provides that endless frontier that will always remain to be explored. The more you learn, the more you discover, and more unanswered questions arise. The quest to knowledge is endless, and there is little that can give an explorer more joy than the secure knowledge that there will always remain the unknown.

As I started writing Balancing Life, I hoped that it would provide me with a platform to think, and through observations and discussions, learn. In my writings about science, the universe and everything in between, I hope to remain true to the scientific method, perhaps entertain my readers along the way, and educate myself.

If you want to contact me, write to me at linuslax [at] yahoo [dot] com
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