Friday, July 20, 2007

Some thoughts on the nature of the universe

~ Woody Allen: "Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things."
~ Albert Einstein: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
~ Douglas Adams: "There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
~ Edward P. Tryon: "In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time."
~ John Andrew Holmes: "It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
~ Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson): "The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
~ Max Frisch: "Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it."
~ Kilgore Trout (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.): "The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."
~ William J. Broad "The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing."
~ Rich Cook: "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
~ Ray Bradbury: "We are an impossibility in an impossible universe."
~ Woody Allen: "I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."

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