News Briefs 21-03-2011

Merry equinox!

Quote of the Day:

Most educated people are aware that we're the outcome of nearly 4 billion years of Darwinian selection, but many tend to think that humans are somehow the culmination. Our sun, however, is less than halfway through its lifespan. It will not be humans who watch the sun's demise, 6 billion years from now. Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.

Sir Martin Rees

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ashwattha's picture
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First time I've read that quote, but it really struck me as a truly beautiful statement about our transience. Hardly a stretch, and certainly humbling.

Omnis festinatio ex parte diaboli est

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The INAH archeologist may scoff at the hippie tradition of "charging energy" during the equinoxes, but they don't intend to dissuade those hundreds of paying tourists from visiting the archeological sites ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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While we're on the topic of rock veterans and the paranormal, Sammy Hagar claims to have been abducted by aliens in his new book.

Grail-seeker (a.k.a. Perceval)

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