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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We Never Saw That Coming

Tracking smaller asteroids is no easy assignment

This is no surprise to me. It's vast out there in space and there's lots of reasons why things are hard to find. Just ask the guy looking for his glasses after he propped them up on his head. Or yourself when you wonder where you left your car keys last time.

I already wrote about this asteroid spotting thing [link].

As we all know, we always find things in the last place we look. So I do not look in the last place last anymore. Instead, I look in the first place last. It hasn't helped. Still, I figure it's worth a try.

We have the technology, they say, to avert what probably happened to the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Perhaps, but you cannot avoid what you cannot see coming. I learned that back in my teens.

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