Monday, February 23, 2009

whilst I was reading




"By complex, confusing, and almost contradictory mathematical process, by the use of zigzags instead of straight lines, the earth can be proved to be the centre of things celestial;
But by an operation so simple that it can be comprehended by a schoolboy, its position can be verified among the other worlds which revolve about the sun, and its movements harmonized with the laws of the universe."


-James Weldon Johnson in "Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man"

*also, Pluto's not a planet. FYI

1 comment:

Cristin Lynn said...

You are so smart McFarl!