June 12, 2012

Reason Not the Need

By Amit Majmudar

I do not need religion. I can plug that hole with anything: family, literature, music, medicine. I can distract myself and go along and never look up and die quite […]

June 8, 2012

Poetry and Entropy

By Amit Majmudar

It’s not often that the nuclear radiologist in me shows up on this blog, but Dr. Majmudar—reader of medical images created by measuring positron annihilations and differential tissue attenuation—would like […]

April 2, 2012

The Enduring Appeal of Jules Verne

By Amit Majmudar

If all Verne had done was predict the future, he would excite my admiration, not my love. How perspicacious the man was! Really ahead of his time! And that’s where […]

March 7, 2012

Notes on Capital-T Tragedy

By Amit Majmudar

1. Why it started with the Greeks and showed up again with the Elizabethans. What makes a tragedy tragic—as opposed to a story with a sad ending—is that the sufferer […]