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Science Poetry - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Science Poetry
I finally realized what xkcd is doing with strips like today's:

http://xkcd.com/1133/

It's science poetry. Okay, things like xkcd loves the discovery channel were obvious - that was lyrics, it even rhymed. But this is like a sestina - sending a message while laboring under such heavy restrictions that the restrictions are transformative and not just arbitrary and difficult. Like coal into diamonds, so pressurized by what you can't do.

Current Mood: enlightened

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: November 13th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes.
lillibet From: lillibet Date: November 13th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't disagree. But today's also seemed to me the outcome of an argument about how complicated the Apollo 5 actually was. I've sat through that argument, or ones very similar, often enough to recognize an obsessive "IS TO!"
merastra From: merastra Date: November 13th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Science poetry

What a poetic way to put it. :-)
jofish22 From: jofish22 Date: November 13th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
nice. yes.
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