Peanuts and Child Philosophy

Authors, Omar Abdelhamid, Philosophy, Uncategorized

Charles M. Schulz, famous for being the creator of the Peanuts cartoons, once remarked about his profession:

” If I were a better artist, I’d be a painter, and if I were a better writer, I’d write books- but I’m not, so I draw cartoons.”

The key element of his skills description is his lack of proficiency in writing. He may have not been good at writing, but he was still able to express very powerful messages. He did this by taking on the view of children, who have ideas like he did, but are not able to organize them into eloquent writing,and instead were more abstract in their mindset. He used his persona as a child to justify expressing his ideas in abstract and unclear ways.

Vibratory Motion

Authors, Eugene Toth, Science and Technology, Uncategorized

Vibratory Motion

By Eugene Toth

Vibratory motion, or vibration differs from rotational motion and linear motion.  In vibration, motion progresses alternately changing direction at fixed intervals.

In the 6th century, the Greeks first studied vibration when they plucked the strings of instruments.   Pythagoras of Samos in Greece studied the relationship of vibrations to music.  People know Pythagoras of Samos better for discovering the Pythagorean Theorem (a2+b2=c2) in a triangle. The word vibration comes from the Latin word “vibrationis” for shaking.