Някои дискусии са безсмислени просто

От Wild Thing:

“You know,” she says, getting angrier, “I think that may be the problem. You want to believe that anything you don’t understand personally is either wrong or not knowable by anyone. You don’t understand physics, so physics is wrong. You don’t understand biology, so biology is wrong. Anything you yourself can’t figure out has to be due to a glowing man with a beard—because that, at least, you can picture. And since you’re not actually interested in learning anything, ‘glowing man with a beard’ becomes your explanation for everything. Which I’m then supposed to somehow ‘respect.’ But what about that is there to respect?” Fick shows teeth.

“Oh, come on, now—”

“Let me ask you a question,” Violet says.

“Not if—”

“Do you believe in God?”

“Yes,” Fick says, suspiciously. “I do.”

“Do you believe that God believes in God?”

“You mean does God believe in Himself?”

“No. Does God believe there’s a higher God than God.”

“No,” Fick says. “Of course not.”

“Why not?”

“Why would He?”

“Why would you?”

“Because that’s what it says in the Bible,” Fick says.

“What if God has a book that says there’s a higher power than God? Then should He believe it?”

“If that book was actually written by a higher being, absolutely,” Fick says.

“What if there’s no evidence for it being written by a higher being, although a lot of people have told God that it is?”

“That’s ridiculous,” Fick says.

“You’re right,” Violet says. “It is. But at least you’re not accusing God of being stupid enough to use the same reasoning you do.”

… която зачетох заради скрийншот на този абзац:

In metric, one milliliter of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade—which is 1 percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. An amount of hydrogen weighing the same amount has exactly one mole of atoms in it. Whereas in the American system, the answer to “How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?” is “Go fuck yourself,” because you can’t directly relate any of those quantities.

… но до нея трябва да стигнете след като сте прочели Beat the Reaper, защото Wild Thing е втората книга в поредицата за доктор Питър Браун и Пиетро Брнwhatever. Не ви ги препоръчвам обаче.

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