Sunday, January 25, 2015

From Prefaces - 1

(Dear Readers, I just got up after a long hiatus. Hope you are happy to have me back. - Shencottah)

Books have prefaces. At times, we get inspiration from a couple of lines in the preface. Few lines make us laugh. Some words make us wonder. Occasionally, some do incite us. I am planning to give a sample of those words in this 'From Prefaces'  series.

Welcome to the world of prefaces.

From the preface of Phenomenal Physics by Clifford E. Swartz:

"... No doubt some errors may remain. Blame me, or better yet, let me know and I will try to correct the error. After thirty years of teaching physics, I still find lots of things that I didn't know I didn't know before. I hope that most of you who read this book are doing it because you want to learn more about our world. Some, I know, are taking physics only to fulfill some requirement. In either case, I hope you end up enjoying the book and the course work. We live in a mysterious and phenomenal universe, and, as far as we know, we're the only ones around who can comprehend it..."


mogadalai said...

Welcome back Shencottah!


Shencottah said...

Thanks, Mogadalai. What an irony!!! This reply coincides with the posting of Prefaces-2; after 454 days!!!!