Quote by Bill Bryson : “Drilling from a ship in”

Drilling from a ship in open water is, in the words of one oceanographer, “like trying to drill a hole in the sidewalks of New York from atop the Empire State Building using a strand of spaghetti”. – Bill Bryson

Quote by Bill Bryson : “There are three stages in”

There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person. – Bill Bryson

Quote by Bill Bryson : “Because they are so longlived”

Because they are so long-lived, atoms really get around. Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you. We are each so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms—up to a billion […]

Quote by Bill Bryson : “In a funny way nothing”

In a funny way, nothing makes you feel more like a native of your own country than to live where nearly everyone is not. – Bill Bryson

Quote by Bill Bryson : “Consider the Lichen Lichens are”

Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious. – Bill Bryson

Quote by Bill Bryson : “It is a slightly arresting”

It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you. – Bill Bryson

Quote by Bill Bryson : “In essence what relativity says”

In essence what relativity says is that space and time are not absolute but relative both to the observer and the thing being observed, and the faster one moves the more pronounced these effects will become. We can never accelerate ourselves to the speed of light, and the harder we try(the faster we go) the […]