My fluffy-sister-cousin Gretchen tagged me for the Book Meme, which is really cool because I haven't played yet. Here are the rules:
Pick up the nearest book.
Open to page 123
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.
Tag five people and post a comment to Mickey once you have posted it.
I'm near Mom's book shelves, so there are a great many books which are close to me. I'm a logical, methodical kitty with great scientific curiosity, and Mom says I'm a Kitty Genius. So I'll pick this book:
Theories of Everything -- the Quest for Ultimate Explanation by John D. Barrow.
"Sir Arthur Eddington was the greatest astrophysicist of the pre-World War II era. He had founded the systematic study of the structure of stars, significantly furthered our understanding of the motions of stars in the Milky Way, and provided his contemporaries with the finest exposition of Einstein's new theory of gravitation, while playing a key role in its experimental confirmation. Eddington was also a Quaker of deep conviction and it is interesting to wonder how the Quaker notion of the "inner light" may have played some role in his scientific thinking."
I love Mom's science books. Though she's a novelist and a musician, she's also an armchair science nerd, and she has all kinds of cool books on astronomy and cosmology and theoretical physics. She's fascinated by all of it, and I am, too.
Mom has two kitty daughters, me and Marilyn, and while Marilyn inherited Mom's writerly tendencies, I inherited her passion for science. How lucky am I? *GRIN!*
For some time, I've been working on an antigravity device which I hope will let me to go to the Moon. Maybe even to Mars! My antigravity device works well -- after all, I can get wayyyyyy higher up in the house than any of the other Ballicai, but it hasn't even gotten me into low Earth orbit yet, much less to the Moon or to Mars. Oh well. I'll keep working on it. Earl, cutiepie, would you like to go to Mars with me when my antigrav device is ready? *googly eyes*
I only wish there were a college that admitted cats for advanced studies in physics. I would be SO THERE!
I don't know who has played the Book Meme and who hasn't. So I'll leave this tag open for anykitty who wants to play!
We Ballicai are behind on our visiting -- we're sorry about that! Mom's going to help us catch up as soon as she can.