You don’t know why the sky is blue.

Richard Vincent
5 min readJul 4, 2022
Photo by Darius Krause

If you have ever encountered a magnet and thought about it for a few minutes you will have undoubtedly wondered how the damn things work. Why, when I bring my souvenir photo of Yosemite National Park, encased in plastic, near a fridge does it decide to stick? How does it know to move in that direction? What information is communicated by a seemingly inert piece of rock and metal that should make them move towards each other…

Richard Vincent

Physics graduate. I write about physics and sometimes philosophy, ethics, psychology and insights found at the intersection of these.