Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Laughter of the Gods

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -- Albert Einstein, mathematician, 1953

The gods laugh at universal gravitation and General Relativity.

"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision." -- Psalm 2:4

"The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming." -- Psalm 37:13

"But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision." -- Psalm 59:8

"I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;" -- Proverbs 1:26

"But among the blessed immortals uncontrollable laughter
went up as they saw Hephaistos bustling about the palace."
-- Homeros, poet, Iliad, Book I: 599-600, 8th century B.C.

"Uncontrollable laughter broke out among the blessed gods...."
-- Homeros, poet, Odyssey, Book VIII: 326, 8th century B.C.

"The gods too are fond of a joke." -- Aristotle, philosopher, 350 B.C.

"And to their foes a laughter; for in view
Stood ranked of Seraphim another row ...."
-- John Milton, poet, Paradise Lost, Book VI, 1667

"Jupiter only smiles, the other gods laugh out." -- Alexander Pope, poet, Iliad, 1718


Quantum_Flux said...


OilIsMastery said...

"And he [Democritus] laughed at everything as if all things among men deserved laughter." -- Hippolytus, priest, 2nd century

"Democritus laughed at all people, and said they were mad; when his countrymen called him Gelasinus [Laugher]." -- Aelian, historian, 3rd century

Quantum_Flux said...

So, spacetime is flat, right OIM?

OilIsMastery said...

Spacetime is imaginary so call it whatever you want.