God Winks at Arthur C Clarke

Is Guido the only one to wonder if God played a little joke on legendary sci-fi writer Arthur C Clarke? The visionary author insisted that his death ceremony be devoid of any religious ritual of any kind.

Coincidentally a powerful stellar explosion that has shattered the record for the most distant object visible was detected by NASA’s Swift satellite on March 19, the same day he died. It is so bright that it can be seen by the naked eye despite being half-way across the known universe – the most intrinsically bright object in the universe ever observed by humans. Guido likes to think it God’s way of winking at the mortal chronicler of the cosmos who found no sign of his existence in the universe.

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Quote of the Day

Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”


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