lonelypond wrote:And because it's fun, let's list the quark flavors: "up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top".
Hmm... from the looks of it that one's a Strange quark, unless you happen to like things with one big eye and one small one, in which case it could be a Charm(ing) quark. It's all relative until you take a measurement (sorry, couldn't resist).
And what are the things orbiting that Quark supposed to be? Gluons?
Bottom line, I enjoy the thoughtfulness and welcome deeper essays in the future.
Natural partitions do occur in the form of quanta though.
Erm, actually, just like this write up points out for its subject, a quantum is a human-defined partition, not a natural one (until we actually definitively find one).
Still, I agree with you. Thoughtful and deeper flavor text like the one for this shirt is a welcome break from the usual "humor" variety that we normally get.