A tanka written by Lee Sonogan
When an elastic material is stretched, it returns to its original position. But when it’s over stretched beyond its limit point, it loses its elasticity and becomes plastic, and later cuts or breaks. – Richmond Akhigbe
Hooke’s collision elastic,
Precinct yield spiral,
Kinetic match mass voltaic.
Some string theorists prefer to believe that string theory is too arcane to be understood by human beings, rather than consider the possibility that it might just be wrong. – Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next