Thursday, April 27, 2006

Precarious Life

In prosperity, life is only a sketch. And when misfortune comes, the wet sponge blots out the drawing with a touch.

--Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)

Politics

Politics has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

--Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907

Where are the future Time Travelers Now?

"... but nature seems uncooperative ... For a discussion of the apparent impossibility of time machines in general relativity, see "Singularities and Causality Violation," by Frank J. Tipler in Annals of Physics, Vol. 108, pp. 1-36, 1977. Tipler is open-minded; in 1974 he had argued
the other side of the case."

--Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation