Top 5 things about the universe that bug the Hell outta me

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Science. It works, bitches.

  1. Gravity—the weakest of the forces—acts at any distance. Any distance. The weakest force has all but infinite reach. If this doesn’t bother you, your lack of imagination is serving you well.
  2. Every living thing in the world—and every living thing’s size, shape, shell, poison, color, feather, fang, infection, leaf, bark, taste, spore, life span, and spunk; from a great blue whale to a fern, from HIV to the psilocybin mushrooms growing under cow pies in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos—is entirely made by the same 5 chemicals.†
  3. Carbon. Pick a fucking structure and stick with it!
  4. Avogadro’s law. WTMFF?!
  5. Persons who work in the sciences totally take this shit for granted and persons who don’t have no idea what we’re talking about here.

This is a bit of a trick entry. It doesn’t bother me a bit. It seems entirely, and only, appropriate.

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