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Oh Cambridge. You do know how to make a girl feel small. [20100228|18:36]
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Trinity College chapel

A friend of mine and former member of the Cassini magnetometer lab team came to Cambridge to visit this weekend. Naturally we had to take her on a tour of the colleges. We happened to walk into Trinity College chapel just as the choir were beginning their practice for evensong. The unearthly swell of their voices and the lighting on Newton's statue made us feel like very insignificant mortals indeed.

[User Picture]From: senusert
2010-03-01 11:10 (UTC)
The only consolation I can give is that we're all insignificant mortals. I belive the conclusions of Newton's thought showed that.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-03-02 20:33 (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind being an insignificant mortal. For one thing, it means I don't have weird internet stalkers.
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From: pbristow
2010-03-01 15:49 (UTC)
Next to Newton, it's entirely appropriate to feel like* an insignificant mortal. He invented the cat flap, you know! And thus cunningly pre-empted Shroedinger's thought experiments by a couple of centuries... =:o}

*(I nearly missed out the word "like" there. Which would of course have necessitated the insertion of an "in" before "appropriate". =;o> )
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-03-02 20:40 (UTC)
I don't know about other people, but my quality of life would definitely be lower without the invention of the cat flap. That may be the most important thing he did. I mean, it's not like he invented gravity.
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From: pbristow
2010-03-03 18:12 (UTC)
No indeed! His contributions there were more in the fields of publicity and merchandising.

(Oh, and stealing the patent on calculus. =>;o} )
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