Saturday, March 18, 2006

the earth and life on it

An interview with Robert M. Sapolsky, neurologist on stress on NPR (via Boing boing)

Sliding silvery wings
Through day night light
Barely turning
Edging on to new worlds
Tranquillity on the surface
Anxiety within;
Conquering the mountain of space
Is not for the weak-hearted. Spinning earth in view
Home-plate port
Calls forth the question: Why climb this hill?
Because it's there is not enough.
Compelled by forces Inexorable, yet comprehensible
Like the tick of a clock;
Study the history in rocks
And we learn more
About our own planet
And all the others.
One thing becomes clear
When floating 240,000 miles from home-
God did it all.


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