Why quantum mechanics?

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Fri Jan 10 12:48:00 UTC 2014

Today's xkcd comic contains a variant of the WOTY use of "because," a use of
"why," as in "Why quantum mechanics?" and "Why turbulence?"


(I haven't looked into whether Horace Lamb actually said anything of this

--Dave Wilton
   Doctoral Candidate, Department of English
   University of Toronto
   dave.wilton at utoronto.ca / dave at wilton.net

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