Dale, our private listserve provacateur, sent a great post the other day, and I just thought we should make this one a blog post.
“I have flown eight miles above the earth at a speed of ten miles per minute. With about two hundred passengers and full fuel this fast aircraft weighed about one hundred tons at take off and about sixty tons when it landed almost three thousand miles away in Iceland. The temperature outside was sixty below even though it was July and the air was too thin to keep us alive.
I have seen pictures of light that is thirteen billion years old and have seen pictures of my great grandsons before they were born. I know where my family lived one hundred and fifty thousand years ago. I have had my heart stopped for more than two hours. I had no pulse or brain waves. I died and came back to life.
There are gods and we are them.
About Dale, it might be said that He descended into hospital; on surgery day He rose from the dead, and ascended into the Rationalist Society, sitteth at the right hand of Kathleen, the Miss Almighty. From thence he does come to judge the living and the dead.
Don’t we live in an age of wonders? Wonders that are usually produced by good scientific work.