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    It doesn't really matter what it's about - whether it's the historical and geographical reasons for why Europeans conquered the Americas rather than the other way around, or theoretical physics that attempts to unify all forces, or solar energy being the best thing since sliced bread. Tell us why you're so passionate about well, what you're passionate about.
    1) Evie. Obviously.
    2) Music. I have never loved anything more, no person, nothing else. Generally composition, but playing as well (Piano Organ Oboe Harpsichord and Singing). Conducting as well, but listening is the most divine experience.
    3) Physics. How the world works explained almost absolutely, it's incredible.
    4) Philosophy. Physics (and all other academic doctrines) are merely extensions of this original subject. Teaches you how to think, and what thinking is, and whether it exists!
    5) Politics. I'm a post left-marxist, and I genuinely want to help the economically as well as the socially disadvantaged.
    6) Maths. I love this abstract, man made subject.
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    1: Science. I just love Science, perhaps because I used to have a patronising Science teacher who told me that I could never achieve the grades I wanted to. When I moved schools, I got As and A*s in Science. I love Science, it’s beautifully and perfectly logical.

    2: Music. It just makes me happy when I’m down. Anytime. Anywhere.

    3: Art. Makes me smile what we can do (human race), it’s just so beautiful.


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    (Original post by iamamarxist)
    1) Evie. Obviously.
    2) Music. I have never loved anything more, no person, nothing else. Generally composition, but playing as well (Piano Organ Oboe Harpsichord and Singing). Conducting as well, but listening is the most divine experience.
    3) Physics. How the world works explained almost absolutely, it's incredible.
    4) Philosophy. Physics (and all other academic doctrines) are merely extensions of this original subject. Teaches you how to think, and what thinking is, and whether it exists!
    5) Politics. I'm a post left-marxist, and I genuinely want to help the economically as well as the socially disadvantaged.
    6) Maths. I love this abstract, man made subject.
    It's like we're made for eachother, I share at least five of those! I like to imagine a post-scarcity world where Marxist ideals could work, but I acknowledge that within the confines of scarcity we're going to have to stick with capitalist economics.

    Physics/maths is a special type of beauty that I feel adds to the wonders of the world - I see the stars not only as beautiful lights but as the literal creator of elements, the celestial bodies that give us a little peek into the secrets of the Universe, performing an elusive dance on a stage of astronomical bounds.

    Technically, even music is very mathematical. If a standing wave (guitar string) has a shortened wavelength of a 2:1 ratio, it feels extremely pleasant because it's an octave. 3:2 ratios are a fifth, 4:3 ratios are a fourth, etc.

    I think you might like this - http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/papers/wigner.pdf "The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences"
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