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  1. How's your recovery going?

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    2. StringJunky


      I  hope you find respite, somehow. 

    3. J.C.MacSwell


      I just saw this. I hope things are going better and your eye still improving.

    4. MigL


      Thanks guys.
      Hopefully these operations will ensure that I can keep the same ( bad ) quality of eyesight, without further losses, for the next 20 years; it has already been a 30 year battle that I was slowly losing.
      Your concern and encouragement is appreciated.

  2. Quote

    "Figuratively speaking, the world is multicolored; and the gravitational field produces only a black and white photograph of it, which cannot do justice to the stormy colors of nature"

    Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich

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    2. Genady



      I think nature is very unnatural.

      Bob Dylan


    3. joigus


      Ha ha.

      I was thinking of a chain...

      Something like this

      quote 1: ... something something colours of Nature --Zel'dovich

      quote 2: ...colours of nature something something... tree of life --Goethe

      quote 3: tree of life something something ... empty skies --Bob Dylan

      For example:

      My witness is the empty sky --Jack Keruak

      and see if it close in a loop or get broken at a quote that has no equally famous quote mentioning the same concept.


    4. Genady


      It was a chain... linked by Bob Dylan.

      But here is a continuation of the original chain:

      When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
      When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
      When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
      When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
      How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
      Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
      In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
      Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.


  3. Beecee, as soon as you get to 2022, tell us about it. I'm not taking any chances. ;) 

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    2. beecee


      Ready certainly, I said nothing about being able! 😉

    3. joigus


      Are you guys talking about morning wood? 🎄

    4. beecee


      Morning wood???Had to google that one...a term we don't use in Australia. We call it "morning glory"  😉 I vaguely remember such things!

  4. Happy New Year, Tonga!!

    1. joigus


      Tonga, you lead the way, tell us what 2022 feels like.

  5. My thought today:

    The point at which some people stop paying attention to what someone has said is sometimes more revealing than their answer.

    Thus, what they don't mention can be more relevant than what they do.

    1. MigL


      Is it relevant that no-one has mentioned any reply to your post ? :)

    2. joigus


      That no-one has replied or that no-one has mentioned the reply? You wrote "that no-one has mentioned the reply," but what did you mean? Now none of them is true, as someone has replied, and someone has mentioned the reply.

    3. Culture Citizen

      Culture Citizen

      Space can provide more information than matter, at the requirement of scale.

  6. "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom"

    Isaac Asimov

    1. MigL


      That has always been the case.
      Right now is probably 'better' than previous times in history.

    2. joigus


      I agree. Although scientists or science teachers must not forget to be nice to laypeople. Some of us must learn to be nice, actually. ;) Priests of the past could afford to be grumpy; we can't.

  7. "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

    A. Einstein

  8. "It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions"

    T. H. Huxley

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