Thursday 17 June 2010
Lord, thank you for making the universe simple enough that we can understand the principles of how it works, from the smallest atom to the largest galaxy; that could have been otherwise. But thank you also for making the working out of those principles so wonderfully complex and beautiful; that could also have been otherwise.
Two of the more disturbing books I've read are China Miéville's Perdido Street Station and Iron Council. They give me a peculiarly strong impression of a world where there is no underlying order --- where real science is impossible. They're wonderful stories though --- highly recommended :-).
(Yes, I need to locate The Scar...)