Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dreamer vs. Scientist

A funny quipe gleaned from the Michael Shermer TED Talks presentation (15 minutes in).

Emotional expression from the creative mind:

We are 12 billion light years from the edge,
That's a guess, no one can ever say it's true...
But I know that I will always be with you...

The same romantic song translated from a scientist:

We are 13.7 billion light years from the edge of the observable universe,
That's a good estimate, with well defined error bars,
And with the available information, I predict that I will alwas be with you...

Funny stuff :-)