Schlagwort-Archiv: Universum


"That's ridiculous. How can meat make a machine? You're asking me to believe in sentient meat."

Terry Bisson: They're Made out of Meat (1991)


If the Universe came to an end every time there was some uncertainty about what had happened in it, it would never have got beyond the first picosecond. And many of course don't. It's like a human body, you see. A few cuts and bruises here and there don't hurt it. Not even major surgery if it's done properly. Paradoxes are just the scar tissue. Time and space heal themselves up around them and people simply remember a version of events which makes as much sense as they require it to make.

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

quoted by Long Distance Calling in Flux


We were wanderers from the beginning. We knew every stand of tree for a hundred miles. [...] We depended on one another. Making it on our own was as ludicous to imagine as was settling down.

Carl Sagan: Pale Blue Dot