I’m often asked “Why do you run this blog?” and I can’t put it any simpler than this:
This blog is open because I want to make people happy indulging themselves with information I feel is valuable for all walks of human life, because science to me is the closest thing to the truth that we have, because I want to teach people and myself how to care, I’d like people to tell the difference between being a reasonable cynic, and a useless one (useless in the sense that you point out a truth or something obvious but it has no real productivity behind it). I enjoy seeing people just as astounded by the real truth as our descendants were of their gods. But most of all, I have this because my vocals are too low and uneventful to take my enthusiasm to the public, so I write it and express it here as my brain sees fit. I guess you can call this my cocoon stages of whatever it is I’ll become.