Faber book of science excerpt

  • 2 Replies
  • 4575 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline Mjhavok

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • 468
    • View Profile
    • http://cantmakeadifference.blogspot.com
Faber book of science excerpt
« on: 05/08/2006 03:53:49 »
I wasn't exactly sure in which thread I should post this but here goes.

I love this excerpt i recently read in the Faber Book of Science edited by John Carey.

In a section discussing Arthur C. Clarke and discussing light it is written.

"So now we know that Shelly, who was right in so many things, was wrong when he wrote:
   
     Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
     Stains the white radiance of eternity.

For the radiance of eternity is not white: it is infra-red."

Source: Arthur C. Clarke, By Space Possessed, London, Gollancz 1993.

Just thought I would share this with you all.

Steven
« Last Edit: 06/08/2006 03:13:17 by Mjhavok »
Steven
_______________________________________________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

*

another_someone

  • Guest
Re: Faber book of science excerpt
« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2006 01:03:30 »
Moved this from general science to probably a more appropriate place.



George

*

Offline Mjhavok

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • 468
    • View Profile
    • http://cantmakeadifference.blogspot.com
Re: Faber book of science excerpt
« Reply #2 on: 06/08/2006 03:12:50 »
Thanks
Steven
_______________________________________________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.