The Scientific Method : Discover a Syzygy

This is one of my musings on etymology.
The term 'musing' is derived from the notion that our ideas are inspired by the Muses.
That in turn gives the notion of a museum as a place in which a person might be inspired.
Welcome to the museum called the Chatter Box.

Syzygy comes from Late Latin syzygia, a conjunction, which in turn came from Greek syzygos, from syn, meaning 'together' and zygon meaning 'yoke'.

Syzygy  means 'aligned',  'conjoined' or unified.
It expresses a perception of unity arising from a coordination or alignment.

It is also a style of poetry which produces a bringing together or unification of reinforcing or contrastive elements.
Our future may be obscured by oil, well at least our options are clear.

Probably the most common use of the word syzygy is in astronomy, where it is used to mean an alignment of three celestial bodies.  In the astronomy context the term is used for eclipses, occultations, transits, conjunctions and occultations.

How to Discover a Syzygy

Many scientific discoveries arise from a conjunction of ideas from separate fields.  The more that scientists meet and exchange ideas, the more chance they have of making new discoveries.  Once you grasp the idea that a geologist can inspire a biologist, the idea that a cosmologist can inspire a zoologist, you can seek to discover what you may in other fields than your own area of expertise.  You can challenge yourself to boldly go where nobody has searched for a syzygy before.

This blog is a discovered syzygy.  It was inspired by the following links:
as our favorite bad-hair-life scientist said: "To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." (Albert Einstein). And when one's fellows do this in a way which is not only creative but thorough and careful, well, one can only sit back and murmur "(expletive deleted), I wish I had thought of that!".
Excerpt from 'Syzygy's Enlightenments' , free pdf
"We sin under a sky that makes us believe the moon actually possesses its own light
That it never steals the glow from the sun at night"
Excerpt from the poem 'Fire on the Moon' by Donnie Darkhorse

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