Thursday, April 12, 2007

Time enough

Many days I drop by The Straight Dope to see what sort of knowledge/wisdom Cecil is doling out. Not every topic interests me, but today I was struck by this parenthetic remark:
(10^-43 of a second, in case you're not hip to the notation, is an incredibly tiny fraction of time. Time enough to create the universe, but not, as a University of Chicago physicist was once at pains to explain, time enough to get off a disputed last-tenth-of-a-second shot against the Chicago Bulls.)
Time enough to create the universe....

And speaking of snappy writing, Breakdown in the Fast Line is very funny.



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