Thank you so much for reading the premiere issue of Razzle Dazzle. The theme of Issue 2 is Finding Our Voice as I’m trying to do just that. Razzle Dazzle's tagline Obsession Times Voice is a nod to two writers that I admire, John Gruber and Merlin Mann. They gave a talk at SXSW about blogging and stuff. I encourage you to read their posts and listen to the audio. During their talk, they hit upon this idea of Obsession Times Voice. Those three words have been the driving force behind all of this. So, thank you both, John and Merlin. My hat’s off to the two of you.
Again, contributions are always welcome. Email me if you want to get involved.
When you get right down to it, science is essentially magic. I mean, how does it happen that we live on this spinning mass of land and water, surrounded by the exact right combination of elements at just the right distance from a huge ball of fire that’s just hanging out in the middle of space somewhere? And, for some reason, gravity exists and, like a lifeline, keeps us connected to this perfect system.
Somehow, our solar system is close enough to the galactic center of our universe, which means there’s a sufficiently high level of heavy elements to favor the formation of terrestrial planets and an atmosphere necessary to support carbon-based life. Yet, the Milky Way is far enough from the galactic center that it’s not mal-affected by the dangerous, high-frequency radiation which would cause DNA mutations incompatible with continued life.
I’ve been fascinated by the structure of the natural world since I was a kid. Back then, I wouldn’t go anywhere without my calculator watch and wanted nothing more than to be a scientist and a writer.
Tune in next time for the rest of this story and more.