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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why is it so?


Unless you are over 50, you won't recognise this person. Professor Julius Sumner Miller was the quirky and highly entertaining physics professor of the ABC TV series "Why is it so?"

The series ran for over 20-years and taught a whole generation about the magic of physics - with the help of a block of chocolate containing that famous "glass and a half of full-cream dairy milk".

Professor Sumner Miller was always asking ‘why is it so?’ and would then proceed to answer the question with a demonstration.

The most powerful questions in the world always begin with why. Prefacing a question with ‘why’ makes you think, makes the other person think and also reveals the depth of one’s knowledge.

The media is full of reasons why the world's sharemarkets are convulsing. I don't know why. How will our market fare today? I don't know. What happens from here? I don't know. Is this 2008 all over again? I don't know.

All I know is that this is perhaps a good time to eat some chocolate containing that famous glass and a half of full-cream dairy milk and take the long view!