Mar. 14, 2007

Cosmology

"Eternity is a very long time, especially towards the end." - Stephen Hawking
"A watched pot never boils." - Anon.

Just couldn't resist that first quote. Hawking made it at a recent presentation about cosmology at UC Berkeley. He now believes that the universe "popped into existence from nothing". Myself, I think the world rests on the back of an enormous turtle.

I got back to the pool today, for the first time in three weeks. I've been coughing too much to feel like I had a right to be there! I swam an easy 2200M in about 40 minutes, but spent a lot of time chatting to everyone. A swimmer mentioned that she was interested in doing a triathlon, which started an even longer discussion. Got to get more miles under my shoes though, it's only nine days to the Around the Bay 30K race in Hamilton! (Bib number 3429 for my fans.)

I saw Guillermo del Toro's fantasy Pan's Labyrinth this evening. Great visuals and performances and an interesting allegory for fascist Spain under Franco. Pretty graphic violence though, so not a kid film.

Listening to: Black Black Heart by David Usher from Morning Orbit.

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