The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

p. 31 I SLEPT LATE and spent the tail of the morning reading over my own notes on Palace etiquette and the observations on Gethenian psychology and manners made by my predecessors, the Investigators. I didn’t take in what I read, which didn’t matter since I knew it by heart and was reading merely to … Continue reading The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

The Atoms from a long-dead Supernova are what make you and me today

p.11 To sense the universe at all scales, from the vast distances to the stars down to the unimaginably small distances within the atomic nucleus, requires that we expand our senses by the use of instruments. Telescopes enable us to look outwards and microscopes reveal what things are like at small distances. To look inside … Continue reading The Atoms from a long-dead Supernova are what make you and me today