Polymath – A person whose knowledge is not restricted to one subject area.
Myth – A story told to explain the origins of phenomena, or beliefs
Through discussions and the sharing of ideas there can be a crossroads of polymaths and myths. The origins of facts (through our science) meets origins of beliefs (through our human experience)…
So where do I sit in these concepts? I am a pendulum. A juxtaposition of cyberpunk and luddite. Hopefully you can help me make sense of it all, or at least enjoy the trip of understanding that the most interesting knowledge is whatever that thing is that you’re next about to learn.
“Science is more than just a body of knowledge. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallability.” – Carl Sagan
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein
“There may come a day when I can no longer do this, but today is not that day.” I saw this on the back of some girl’s shirt when I ran the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, and it was one of the things I kept repeating until I finished.