So what the hell is a Mobian?

If you are looking for the world of Mobians of Sonic the Hedgehog fame, this is not it.  Believe it or not, I developed a Mobian philosophy years before they appeared via Archie Comics on the planet Mobius.
Also, in the last few years there has been the development of Mobian, an open-source project aimed at bringing Debian GNU/Linux to mobile devices. This is not it.

For me, a Mobian is one who espouses the tenets of Mobian philosophy. Still not much help?

How about investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on things that can be done with a Mobius strip.

Do you realize there are surfaces with only one side? The simplest such surface, called the Möbius band, is made by taking a long rectangular strip of paper, giving one end a half-twist and then connecting the two ends together.

An insect crawling on this surface, keeping always to the middle of the strip, will return to its original position upside-down. Does the name Escher sound familiar?

If you start drawing a line down the middle of a mobius strip, without lifting your stylus, you will eventually wind up just where you began.

I extracted the basics of Mobian philosophy through my study of the Möbius strip.

The following are Mobian inspired phrases:
   Things are not always as they seem.
   Don’t expect judgements made without personal involvement to be correct.
   I’m twisted.

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Möbius info via Wikipedia

The Möbius strip, a non-orientable two-dimensional surface with only one side when embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space.  The Möbius configuration, formed by two mutually inscribed tetrahedra, is also named after Möbius. August Ferdinand Möbius was the first to introduce homogeneous coordinates into projective geometry. He is recognized for the introduction of the Barycentric coordinate system. Before 1853 and Schläfli’s discovery of the 4-polytopes, Mobius (with Cayley and Grassmann) was one of only three other people who had also conceived of the possibility of geometry in more than three dimensions.