When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
By: sp34n119w , 9:37 PM GMT on September 20, 2013
Graphics up top, for a change ...
For the bigger picture, have a look at the NE Pac WVloop.
September Sun :
There are the rushing waves
mountains of molecules
each stupidly minding its own business
yet forming white surf in unison
Ages on ages
before any eyes could see
year after year
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom, for what?
On a dead planet
with no life to entertain.
Never at rest
tortured by energy
wasted prodigiously by the Sun
poured into space.
A mite makes the sea roar.
Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts.
Growing in size and complexity
masses of atoms
dancing a pattern ever more intricate.
Out of the cradle
onto dry land
here it is
atoms with consciousness;
matter with curiosity.
Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering: I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the Universe.
- Richard Feynman
swiped from the blog of Sean Carroll at http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/09/0 4/atoms-with-consciousness-matter-with-curiosity/
I know nothing about poetry, but suspect that that poem isn't very good. Such are the joys of ignorance that I can smile at the end of it, anyway.
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