In honor of Towel Day, my favorite Douglas Adams' H2G2 quote: Space Is Big...

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Summary: Today, some are celebrating towel day in honor of Douglas Adams and the impact of his extraordinarily influential Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I forgot to bring my towel (I know, for shame), but I'll post my favorite quote, instead.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

(20:17:04 CDT)

In honor of Towel Day, my favorite Douglas Adams' H2G2 quote: Space Is Big...

Happy Towel Day everyone. I hope no one forgot their towel, and for those who did, I hope you do feel the wrath for it. I, for one, did forget my towel, and now suffer everlasting shame for it. Alas. At any rate, I thought I would share my favorite Douglas Adams' quote, one that I say kind of often. And with it, a shout out to a man that all of his friends utterly loved, and a man whose writing provided my brother and hour with countless hours of discussion:

"Space," [the Guide begins], "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen ..." and so on.
To be fair though, when confronted by the sheer enormity of distances between the stars, better minds than the one responsible for the Guide's introduction have faltered. Some invite you to consider for a moment a peanut in Reading and a small walnut in Johannesburg, and other such dizzying concepts.
The simple truth is that interstellar distances will not fit into the human imagination.
Even light, which travels so fast that it takes most races thousands of years to realize that it travels at all, takes time to journey between the stars.

From Book 1 (i.e. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), chapter 8

Si Vales, Valeo

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