raison d'etre

I started my first blog, Maieutica, with the intention of making it into a platform for my latest philosophical/scientific interests. It has gradually and unwaveringly evolved into a semi-humorous diary blog. I get about 300 hits a day on that blog -- a fact that made me feel pretty funny until I installed some free statistical tracking software and discovered that roughly 95% of the visitors were coming to see a picture of a French Bulldog that I pulled off Google Images.

The time has come to resurrect my original intention. Welcome to the brain and the sky -- my philosophy/science blog. Hope you're not here for the bulldogs, 'cause there ain't any.

* A note on the title:
It was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem.

"The Brain"

The brain is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.

The brain is deeper than the sea,
For, hold them, blue to blue,
The one the other will absorb,
As sponges, buckets do.

The brain is just the weight of God,
For, lift them, pound for pound,
And they will differ, if they do,
As syllable from sound.


Russell said...

I've pretty much always been above the 95th percentile in everything I do, and the visits for the French Bulldog are no exception. I'd say I'm a 99th percentile visitor and I'd like to be recognized and rewarded.

daniel said...

You're reward is that I'm not going to post any pictures of french bulldogs, since that would insult your devotion to me.