Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Friday, 8 June 2018

In good company

On the 15th of June, Professor Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be interred in Westminster Abbey along side Darwin and Newton. A ballot was held to enable one thousand members of the general public to attend the service. Applications were accepted from anyone born before 31/12/2038. Will the time travellers have a special seat? The Professor’s last paper is now available on line. Utterly unremarkable is one assessment - I doubt if he’s bothered.

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