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Posted - 03/28/2004 :  06:51:30  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
Just wondered in on this rather moving on-line gallery. Thought I'd pass it along....

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Posted - 03/28/2004 :  07:15:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Thanks Randy. A fine story told by a neat lady. I shall forgive her for her unfortunate choice in motorcycles, but then, I don't suppose ancient, sidevalve Harleys or Indians are readly available over there (or here either, for that matter. I am blessed).

It is interesting to note that, like the Mt. St. Helen eruption, nature is quickly reclaiming the regon. Impossible to have done, of course, but I'd love to have followed a study concerning this.

"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres

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Posted - 03/28/2004 :  10:15:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Maverick a Private Message
I found this to be absolutely fascinating. Cool idea to go back there and to document the whole place... very informative for me, as I've seen only a few pictures from there. Fascinating documentation of the once-was Soviet empire, and the ordinary people who lived in that town of Chernobyl. Every picture seemed to have a lot to tell me.

"Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy." -- Carl Sagan
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