Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Welcome to the first ever blog post of In Scientia Fortitudo, which is Latin for In knowledge lies strength. This was the motto of my high school and made a deep impression on me even at that time. There is something extremely powerful in that statement that we can acquire strength from knowledge. It seemed like a fitting title for my blog.
I suppose I must explain why I felt the need for such a blog. A few other questions may also arise along that same line. Maybe a catechism-like approach may help to address these.
Is there some end objective that I am aiming for with this blog?
No, not at all. There is no unifying purpose for this blog. One may think of it as an outlet for the cacophonous thoughts that are simultaneously clamouring for attention in my head. In fact, my intent is to use the blog in a manner akin to Dumbledore's Pensieve, which he used to carefully pluck thoughts and memories from his mind so that he could preserve them.
What is the subject matter of the blog?
Anything and everything. I imagine that most of this will be focused on subjects of interest to me: science, philosophy, art, music and literature. Nothing is off limits, however.
Who is the audience for this blog?
Like-minded people. My friends, to start off with. Even if no one ever reads a word of it I shall not see it as wasted effort. If you are reading this, I am grateful.