Extraordinary claims. Ordinary investigations.

Hallelujah Mountains? Praise Science!


“A friend of mine was amazed after watching Avatar. He couldn’t stop talking about the floating mountains. Then I said to him: ‘Man, your planet has huge mountains of water. Water! They float above your head every day and when they turn into rain, they contribute to the cycle of the most important liquid to your existence’. Most people go around without realizing the complexity, wonder and graciousness that a cloud is.” – Ibrahim César, 1001 Gatos de Schrödinger

Indeed, as Cecil Adams writes, “a good sized cumulonimbus cloud, or thunderhead, [has] a mass of roughly four billion kilograms per cloud, or the equivalent of not one but 10,000 747s.”

Just wanted to share that with you all. “Science is the poetry of reality”.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Popularity: 2% [?]

Posted in Science | 2 comments

2 Comments so far

  1. QStel February 28th, 2010 4:53 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed Avatar but for me ‘floating mountains’ was one suspension-of-disbelief too far.

  2. ash February 28th, 2010 7:50 pm

    poetry is the poetry of reality.

    jupiter is full of floating islands.

Leave a reply

Live Comment Preview