Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Clever Dick

"Have you heard of the Reynolds Number?" asked the uniformed detective. "It's a dimensionless number reflecting the ratio of inertia to viscosity from which you can calculate the relative contribution of those forces to any given liquid-type flow. By dimensionless, I mean, it does not have a physical unit of measurement and, therefore, cannot be derived from any supposed fist principles said to constitute a Grand Unifying Theory or GUT. In a sense, this explains the flow of my tears, but in another, it doesn't. That's my gut feeling. Play on my scaleless words. Rhythm, logic and blues. It's not science."

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