This blog is about anything, and anyone, that any contributor finds interesting enough to write about.   The interests of the contributors to this blog are too broad to easily define, but cover space travel, astronomy, physics and most hard sciences, anthropology and most related soft sciences, science fiction and quite a bit of other fiction, and all sorts of other stuff.  It’s easier to state what you won’t find on this blog except in opposition or mockery: post-modernism, support for dictators or tyranny, disrespect for the essential value of persons and communities even when vehemently disagreeing with their ideas and actions.  In other words, if you don’t believe in reality (as in, something that exists regardless of your opinion or view), or like tyrant/slave relationships or societies, you probably won’t like this blog.

The blog’s name was either sheer chance or serendipity.  An “ergosphere” is a region around the event horizon of a black hole.  Inside of a black hole’s ergosphere, all objects must be in motion relative to the rest of the universe because the black hole’s own spin drags them with it.  The objects cannot cancel this motion inside of the ergosphere because that would require that they move faster than the speed of light, which is not possible. This is not the same as being inside a black hole’s event horizon — neither matter nor energy inside of a black hole’s event horizon can escape the black hole.  Both matter and energy can escape from a black hole’s ergosphere, but until they leave the ergosphere, they cannot ever be still.

As you probably guessed by now, the name ergosphere is used on this blog as a metaphor for anything whose influence is overwhelmingly and uniquely powerful in the thoughts, ideas, or life of any person. 

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