Friday, 14 May 2010

Random Jottings

Quirky and intriguing thoughts that cross my path...

"There’s speculation, there’s speculation squared, and there’s cosmology." (Heard quoted on the TV drama "Numbers." Origin unknown.)

...a propos of which, (on the subject of dark matter supposedly being to blame for a decrease in the earth's orbit around the sun): "Speculation Squared: So, a poorly characterized phenomenon is explained, imperfectly, as the effect of a poorly defined and ill-tested hypothetical explanation for another poorly characterized phenomenon. Isn't it dark so far up in there? " (Technology Review blog comment.)

"Music is in the air - you simply take as much as you require." — Edward Elgar

Cats leave paw prints on your heart. (Blog comment signature.)

'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays. — Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (trans. Fitzgerald)

I wish I was a glow worm,
A glow worm's never glum.
'Cos how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum.

If the Bible is true and there was a worldwide flood, we would expect to find evidence of its occurrence. As Ken Ham (President, Answers in Genesis USA says, we should find "millions of dead things buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth." And surprisingly, we find "millions of dead things buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth." (Creation Science Evangelism,

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