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  • ENTROPY. It increases constantly.
  • Relatedly, the eventual heat death of the universe.
  • One day, the Sun will expand into a red giant.
  • Needles.
  • What if the universe just keeps expanding forever, never to bring forth a Big Crunch that might set forth a new Big Bang and thus potential for life?
  • What if aliens don't exist and we're alone in the universe?
  • Like seriously, the laws of thermodynamics. One is playing a game where one can only lose? And we can't quit?

Ah well.

Date: 2017-05-14 19:38 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamsterwoman
Ha, first learning about entropy blew my mind in similar ways (but that's not FAIR!), so I coped with writing a jaunty little song about embracing it, which you might find amusing: here (you can tell this was ALSO around the time I first read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :P)

Date: 2017-05-15 17:55 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamsterwoman
I might've linked you before, since I do know we talked about science-y poetry (though I no longer remember how we got on that topic... the "Sonnet with Glyoxylate", probably?

Our lives are ephemeral, so might as well make the most of 'em.

Same, although I do think in my case "make the most" = "enjoy as much as possible".

Date: 2017-05-15 22:13 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamsterwoman
Ah, that is also very possible!

Nothing quite as embarrassing as arguing over a nuance forever, only to realize you were in agreement the whole time!)

Haha, yes! That does happen to me a fair bit. I guess it's a combination of me being pedantic and having access to multiple vocabulary banks to draw on, given the mix of languages usually involved , because I find that words like this often have different connotations/feelings/nuances in different languages, that I may not even be aware of when I'm using the English word but it may be shaded for me with a sense of a word I'm mentally mapping onto it from Russian, and stuff like that.

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