on 1/8/02 4:26 PM, schwartzgk at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Peter, Candice, all:
> Thrilled with this thread, I'd like to add:
> As in cyclotrons
> buried beneath miles and miles
> of countryside, tiny particles
> of energy sometimes collide,
> making a track we can see.
> In similar ways, the work
> of us is like that.
It _is_ thrilling, isn't it, Gerald? And I really like your poem, especially
"the work / of us is like that," which has such a true, Lucretian ring to
it. The more I read about dark matter & energy, and about particles, the
more I wonder if Lucretius got most of it right (in a poem!) all those
centuries ago. I'm kind of rooting for him--how about you?