Thursday, November 10, 2005

Star Stuff

The crew of the starship Enterprise was once insulted by a crystalline life form, who called humans "ugly bags of mostly water". They were obviously aware of the fact that we are made of about 65% water and about $2.00 worth of chemicals. Which makes us sound like we're not worth much. But that doesn't signify anything. Because a diamond is just some carbon squeezed really, really tight. Isn’t it? And that’s not a good analogy either. Because even though they say that diamonds have "fire" and "brilliance", not one has ever had a thought or written a book, at least as far as I know.

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