Blink, blink, blink
Jun 17, 1998 10:44 PM
by Kym Smith
Martin offered an LA Times article on missing 'space stuff:'
Fascinating article - seriously. But the passage below left me befuddled:
> The late Nobel laureate Niels
> Bohr, who first saw clearly into the fuzzy heart of atoms, said
> that physicists trying to describe the subatomic realm in everyday
> language were more poets than scientists.
> "The poet, too," he wrote, "is not nearly so concerned with
> describing facts as with creating images."
So, the phrases: "funny energy," "clumpy stuff," "tangled strings," "smooth
stuff," "X Dark Matter," and "missing energy" are considered POETRY -
creators of images?
Ok, let's all contemplate on the poetic phrase "funny energy," and, should
you experience any difficulty imagining that concept, instead try "missing
Ready. . .set. . .go.
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