quote of the day # 25


Avoid A Void
Perhaps they have been living there inside the Sun since the Universe was
born, and have climbed to peaks of wisdom which we shall never scale. [. . .]
One day they may discover us, by whatever strange senses they possess, as
we circle round their mighty, ancient home, proud of our knowledge and
thinking ourselves lords of creation. They may not like what they find, for to
them we should be no more than maggots, crawling upon worlds too cold to
cleanse themselves from the corruption of organic life.
—Arthur C. Clarke, ‘‘Out of the Sun’’ (1958)