Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fast ways

(Bonestell's Pluto)


"Poe may have gained his knowledge of Al Araf only from Moore's notes to the 'Second Angel's Story' in the 'Loves of the Angels'; but it is probable that he had also read the rather obscure reference in chap. vii of the Koran as translated by [George] Sale and an interesting passage, too long to quote here, from Sale's 'Preliminary Discourse,' sec. IV." --William B. Cairns (footnote 1). (Mutazilites.)

(via Designspiration dot net)

"Halley postulated that the Earth we walk on is a hollow shell about 500 miles thick, with two inner concentric shells and an innermost core, about the diameters of the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. These sheels are separated by atmospheres, and each has its own magnetic poles. The spheres rotate at different speeds, thus accounting for long-term magnetic field variations. Halley did wonder whether clay and chalk beds of the outer crust are sufficient to prevent the oceans from leaking inside, but he was sure that 'the Wisdom of the Creator has provided' some way to prevent this." --Donald E Simanek

(via black-cat-studios dot com)

The neon seas of Pluto.

"...dim star-dials/ By the peoples of Pluto wrought..." (Clark Ashton Smith)

The Plutonian Drug.

Kasumi PV.

(via The Predictability of Stupidity)

Larva tacos.

"...when antimatter costs in the neighborhood of $100 trillion per gram..."




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