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I’m a hobbyist. From time to time I like to share thoughts about some of my hobbies and interests, and as I do so, I may put a bit of a twist on it: philosophy and application.

There’s always a point to our amusement, be it to discover something deeper about ourselves or to discover something deeper about the world in which we dwell. To wit, no man is amused simply for amusement’s sake; there is always something more. A boorish appetite perhaps, or a longing for meaning. . . But in the most insignificant of amusements we often find the most fascinating revelations. Or, to put it more succinctly, here’s a conversation between Ian Chesterton and The Doctor from the 1965 Doctor Who story “The Space Museum”:

“Doctor, why do you always show the greatest interest in the least important things?”
“The least important things sometimes, my dear boy, lead to the greatest discoveries.”

Here is some hidden text! You got me! I couldn’t figure out how to create space between my last paragraph and the end of this page, so I just added some text here.

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