Thursday, April 24, 2014

Horror Vacui... or Why I Couldn't Sleep In

Nature abhors a vacuum. Aristotle can explain... "{In a void,} no one could say why a thing once set in motion should stop anywhere; for why should it stop here rather than here? So that a thing will either be at rest or must be moved ad infinitum, unless something more powerful get in its way. Further, things are now thought to move into the void because it yields; but in a void this quality is present equally everywhere, so that things should move in all directions."

Well, I did yield a little bit, but cheese-wiz, I didn't think I'd lose all ground!

Maria and Mister Foo, doing best what nature commands, filling the vacuum. I suppose this makes me the thing not resting, but moving ad infinitum!

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