Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

I believe there’s an inherent order in things. Ironically I also believe that inherent order often looks like chaos.

What is infinity?

An unfathomable quantity. Also known as the length of time it takes to drive home when you have to pee.

Does observation alter an event?

Yes. The presence of a third party shifts the dynamics. Even if the difference seems imperceptible it’s still there.

Do you like balloons?

I like balloons just fine as long as I don’t have to blow them up and nobody’s popping them.

Yesterday was America’s Birthday, does your country celebrate a “Founder’s Day” or other traditions like that?

Since I’m in America and thus observe “America’s Birthday” I’ll answer this question instead:

What traditions do you observe on the Fourth of July? None. We are spectacularly boring that way. There were a few years there where we went to watch the fireworks until we realized we don’t particularly like fireworks. Well, three of us don’t anyway. So I’ve now reached the age where I stay home on July 4th and comfort my dog through the banging noises outside.

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