Sunday, 21 January 2007

Supernova!

We were theorising about impossibility. Skip's sure that there are other living beings in the universe, and my contention was that since you cannot possibly know, for all practical purposes, there are none! Pissed him off no end, but it set me off thinking. Imagine a sailor in the ocean without the slightest inkling of what shore is. No, I'm not stressing on my own desolation, it's just that we are in the exact same position. Somewhere in the universe, with no inkling of what the end looks like. If there is one in the first place.
Started reading up on stars and their evolution and came across the phenomenon of galactic collisions. It's awesome!!! Here we are, worried about some giant asteroid that's supposed to come ploughing into the earth at some point, and there's not a whole lot we can do, except maybe try to blow it up or something! Imagine being part of a galaxy that's about to collide with another! Even if we knew about it gazillions of years in advance, there's absolutely f***-all we can do about it!! Except maybe hope to somehow survive, and watch the stars play out a gigantic game of war where many die, many are born anew, and a few, the supreme warriors, go supernova! Wouldn't that be something?!! :)

Currently: starry eyed
Listening to: Oasis - It's getting better (man!)

3 comments:

lakesidey said...

Galactuc movements (and collisions) are a popular topic in SF :) To name a couple - E E Doc Smith and David Brin....

(Read David Brin if you can - at least read Startide Rising)

~lakesidey

selwyn said...

I guess I have to say it. There are other livings beings in the universe, just have a look at skip.

kray said...

@ lksdy: hey! and yeah, I have heard of Startide Rising, sill try to get hold of it sometime...

@ selwyn: hey! long time! and you know what, I think that's why me denying their existance pissed Skip off so much! I was denying the existance of his race!! :P