archive: SETI Sagan: Theories on the Universe

SETI Sagan: Theories on the Universe

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 15:27:35 -0500

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>THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE
> Carl Zwanzig: "Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a
>dark side, and it holds the universe together...."
>
> Douglas Adams: "There is a theory which states that if ever
>anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here,
>it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more
>bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that
>this has already happened."
>
> Albert Einstein: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and
>human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
>
> Unknown: "Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a
>comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave
>things."
>
> Edward P. Tryon: "In answer to the question of why it happened, I
>offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those
>things which happen from time to time."
>
> John Andrew Holmes: "It is well to remember that the entire
>universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
>
> Max Frisch: "Technology is a way of organizing the universe so
>that man doesn't have to experience it."
>
> Kilgore Trout: "The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest."
>
> Woody Allen: "I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the
>universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
>
> Douglas Adams: "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has
made
>a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
>
> William J. Broad: "The crux... is that the vast majority of the
>mass of the universe seems to be missing."
>
> Rich Cook: "Programming today is a race between software engineers
>striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the
>Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the
>Universe is winning."
>
> Fred Hoyle: "There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I
>don't know what it's a plan for."
>
> Ray Bradbury: "We are an impossibility in an impossible universe."
>
> Christopher Morley: "My theology, briefly, is that the universe
>was dictated but not signed."
>
> Edward Chilton: "I'm worried that the universe will soon need
>replacing. It's not holding a charge."
>
> Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson): "The surest sign that intelligent
>life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact
>us.
>
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