Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Reflections on the universe.
Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip and have pitched their tent under the stars.
Some time during the night, Holmes wakes up and looks up at the stars. He nudges Watson awake and asks him what he observes.
Watson replies "Why, Holmes, I see millions of stars, glittering in the night sky".
"And", asks Holmes, "what do you deduce from that?"
Watson replies “Astronomically, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and we are small and insignificant. Horologically, it tells me that it's about 3 AM. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Holmes?”
Sherlock responds “Watson, it tells me that somebody has stolen our tent!”