Monday, January 08, 2007

This and That

Just some random things:


6 comments:

coturnix said...

Thank you! Sean Carrol nominated your post in the comments of the first call for submissions.

QUASAR9 said...

I love those cartoons and sketches
with pianos being lowered by rope.
I also think those ones where
someone falls into a blackhole
in the pavement, and the next guy
just picks it up like if it were a rubber mat, whistles and walks off

If only I could have one of those for next xmas - lol!

Bee said...

Hi Coturnix,

ah! that is nice :-)

Hi Quasar,

you know, your comment just reminded me of a humorous scifi book I read an eternity ago. The whole story evolved around some black liquid that, when dropped to the floor caused a wormhole and who stepped into it came out somewhere else. I doubt you'd know it, it was part of a series... will try to find out whether it's still in print. I wish I could recall the name. Best,

B.

Anonymous said...

That is a funny cartoon. Congrats on your selection for the Anthology!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I like your new look for the blog.

rafa said...

Bee,

Isidoro collected all the existing knowledge at his time. Try the mathematical and astronomy part. Of course is written in Latin but there is an english version. The Etimologías (The Origins) are XX books. Science (math and astronomy and the difference with astrology) is in book III.

I think it is fully translated into English here

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/L/Roman/Texts/Isidore/3*.html

Have fun

Rafa/spain