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The clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop
Ben Aaronovitch (Moon Over Soho (Rivers of London, #2))
Har­ri­son had start­ed out wor­ried that Cor­rie would shoot Mary Rose be­cause the wom­an was as crazy as ev­ery­one said she was, but by the time the one-​sid­ed con­ver­sa­tion was fin­ished, his con­cern had changed. Now he couldn't fig­ure out why Cor­rie didn't shoot her just to shut her up.
Julie Garwood (For the Roses (Rose, #1))
Scientific vocabulary can be so weird. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has just recorded an example of a subatomic particle called the anti-beauty quark. Could it be that ugly people now have something tangible to blame?
Michael Quinion
The history of atomism is one of reductionism – the effort to reduce all the operations of nature to a small number of laws governing a small number of primordial objects.
Leon M. Lederman
É sabido pelas pessoas inteligentes que o cerne da amizade reside exclusivamente na humilhação.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Berners-Lee was supremely lucky in the work environment he had settled into, the Swiss particle physics lab CERN. It took him ten years to nurture his slow hunch about a hypertext information platform.
Steven Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation)
Tim Berners-Lee invented the Web in order to help him remember his colleagues at CERN. “The Web is more a social creation than a technical one,” he explains.
Andrew Keen (The Internet Is Not the Answer)
You’re telling me that CERN dug out millions of tons of earth just to smash tiny particles?” Kohler shrugged. “Sometimes to find truth, one must move mountains.
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
Wel you know 1ce the kids start singing at you thats a cern kynd of track youre on nor there aint too much you can do about it. Making the kids stop singing wont help its too late by then youve jus got to clinch your teef and get on with it.
Russell Hoban (Riddley Walker)
The World Wide Web is a CERN offshoot. It was invented by a CERN scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, in 1989. 2
Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)
You're telling me that CERN dug out millions of tons of earth just to smash tiny particles?
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
the W and Z particles were observed at the CERN laboratory in Geneva in 1983 and another Nobel Prize was awarded in 1984
Stephen Hawking (Black Holes and Baby Universes)
Scientific advancement carries risk,” Kohler argued. “It always has. Space programs, genetic research, medicine—they all make mistakes. Science needs to survive its own blunders, at any cost. For everyone’s sake.” Vittoria was amazed at Kohler’s ability to weigh moral issues with scientific detachment. His intellect seemed to be the product of an icy divorce from his inner spirit. “You think CERN is so critical to the earth’s future that we should be immune from moral responsibility?
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
Good manners lead to better relationships, more career success, and less personal stress. Manners are a relief, not a terrible obligation. It’s my belief that etiquette isn’t cold and formal; it’s warm and flexible. I am very con- cerned with manners, but I am not a robot. Manners are simply about asking yourself, What’s the right thing to do? I deeply believe that if we all have this simple question in our minds, we will do right by one another. From Gunn's Golden Rules Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work By Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn
the clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop.
Ben Aaronovitch (Moon Over Soho (Rivers of London #2))
La momentul acesta se cerne valoarea reală a oamenilor prin sita noului timp...
Cristian Răduță (De la Big Bang la Dumnezeu, mintea care te minte (Noua Ordine Vibrationala))
Hell, no. A church is the one thing we don't have. Physics is the religion around here. Use the Lord's name in vain all you like,' he laughed, 'just don't slander any quarks or mesons.
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
Each day, the moon’s gravitational field tugs at the earth as it rotates underneath. At CERN, this tiny stress caused the total length of the LEP tunnel to stretch and contract by about a millimeter (one-twenty-fifth of an inch) every day. Not such a big deal in a seventeen-mile-long beam pipe, but enough to cause a tiny fluctuation in the energy of the electrons and positrons—one that was easily detectable by the high-precision instruments. After some initial puzzlement at the daily energy variations, the CERN physicists quickly figured out what was going on.
Sean Carroll (The Particle at the End of the Universe)
Foi ele, esse iluminado de olhos cintilantes e cabelos desgrenhados, que um dia saltou dentro de mim e gritou basta! Num momento em que meu ser civilizado, bem penteado, bem vestido e ponderado dizia sim a uma injustiça. Foi ele quem amou a mulher e a colocou num pedestal e lhe ofertou uma flor. Foi ele quem sofreu quando jovem a emoção de um desencanto, e chorou quando menino a perda de um brinquedo, debatendo-se na camisa-de-força com que tolhiam o seu protesto. Este ser engasgado, contido, subjugado pela ordem iníqua dos racionais é o verdadeiro fulcro da minha verdadeira natureza, o cerne da minha condição de homem, herói e pobre-diabo, paria, negro, judeu, índio, santo, poeta, mendigo e débil mental. Viramundo! Que um dia há de rebelar-se dentro de mim, enfim liberto, poderoso na sua fragilidade, terrível na pureza de sua loucura.
Fernando Sabino (O Grande Mentecapto)
The Elusive neutrino is all-Inclusive. Now let's move on to the next topic. Dog and cat videos that are funny.
Wald Wassermann
Vocês foram injustiçadas em muitos períodos pela estupidez, machismo e prepotência dos homens. E vocês cuidaram de nós carinhosamente, seja no seu útero biológico seja no útero social. Agora, novamente, vocês estão sendo maltratadas e controladas, Só que desta vez no cerne da sua psique. Não permitam. Vejam-se belas. Sintam-se belas. Não se comparem a ninguém.
Augusto Cury (A Ditadura Da Beleza e a Revolução das Mulheres)
A passagem do tempo, nunca deixa de fazer suas vítimas, sempre transforma o que era sublime em matéria para comédia. O que afinal fica corroído? Se o exterior é corroído, será verdade, então, que o sublime pertence por natureza apenas a um exterior que esconde um cerne cômico? Ou será que o sublime pertence de fato ao todo, mas acaba coberto por uma poeira ridícula?
Yukio Mishima (Runaway Horses (The Sea of Fertility, #2))
Señor Langdon, todas las preguntas han sido alguna vez espirituales. Desde el principio de los tiempos, la espiritualidad y la religión han servido para rellenar los huecos que la ciencia no llegaba a explicar. La salida y la puesta del sol se atribuían a Helios y su carro en llamas. Los terremotos y las mareas se atribuían a la ira de Poseidón. La ciencia ha demostrado que esos dioses eran falsos ídolos. Pronto se demostrará que todos los dioses lo son. La ciencia ha proporcionado respuestas a casi todas las preguntas que se ha hecho la humanidad. Sólo quedan unas pocas por contestar, y son las esotéricas. ¿De donde venimos? ¿Cual es el significado de la vida y del Universo? Langdon estaba asombrado. - ¿Y esas son las preguntas que el CERN está intentando responder? - Permítame que lo corrija, ésas son las preguntas que estamos respondiendo.
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
When the CERN teams reported a 'five-sigma' result for the Higgs boson, corresponding to a P-value of around 1 in 3.5 million, the BBC reported the conclusion correctly, saying this meant 'about a one-on-3.5 million chance that the signal they see would appear if there were no Higgs particle.' But nearly every other outlet got the meaning of this P-value wrong. For example, Forbes Magazine reported, 'The chances are less than 1 in a million that it is not the Higgs boson,' a clear example of the prosecutor's fallacy. The Independent was typical in claiming that 'there is less than a one in a million chance that their results are a statistical fluke.' This may not be blatantly mistaken as Forbes, but it is still assigning the small probability to 'their results are a statistical fluke', which is logically the same as saying this is the probability of the null hypothesis being tested.
David Spiegelhalter (The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data)
One glance. Once stare. Was all it took to take my lungs to long for air. The moment I saw you, is the moment I found myself. It was unreal; this love thrill, My soul it manifest. I was obsessed. Maybe that's where I went wrong, love possessed. Forced to cross the Rubicon, no protest. From your end ‘cause we shared the same sentiment Love we earned, time we burned, look at what we've done. Now we at the point of no return, no taking it back. Our world like centre CERN, particles go round and back. All we do is speak out of turn, Argue, push buttons;
I guess that's the straw hun, That broke the camel's back.
Soroosh Shahrivar (Letter 19)
She was the first close friend who I felt like I’d re­ally cho­sen. We weren’t in each other’s lives be­cause of any obli­ga­tion to the past or con­ve­nience of the present. We had no shared his­tory and we had no rea­son to spend all our time to­ gether. But we did. Our friend­ship in­ten­si­fied as all our friends had chil­dren – she, like me, was un­con­vinced about hav­ing kids. And she, like me, found her­self in a re­la­tion­ship in her early thir­ties where they weren’t specif­i­cally work­ing to­wards start­ing a fam­ily. By the time I was thirty-four, Sarah was my only good friend who hadn’t had a baby. Ev­ery time there was an­other preg­nancy an­nounce­ment from a friend, I’d just text the words ‘And an­other one!’ and she’d know what I meant. She be­came the per­son I spent most of my free time with other than Andy, be­cause she was the only friend who had any free time. She could meet me for a drink with­out plan­ning it a month in ad­vance. Our friend­ship made me feel lib­er­ated as well as safe. I looked at her life choices with no sym­pa­thy or con­cern for her. If I could ad­mire her de­ci­sion to re­main child-free, I felt en­cour­aged to ad­mire my own. She made me feel nor­mal. As long as I had our friend­ship, I wasn’t alone and I had rea­son to be­lieve I was on the right track. We ar­ranged to meet for din­ner in Soho af­ter work on a Fri­day. The waiter took our drinks or­der and I asked for our usual – two Dirty Vodka Mar­ti­nis. ‘Er, not for me,’ she said. ‘A sparkling wa­ter, thank you.’ I was ready to make a joke about her un­char­ac­ter­is­tic ab­sti­nence, which she sensed, so as soon as the waiter left she said: ‘I’m preg­nant.’ I didn’t know what to say. I can’t imag­ine the ex­pres­sion on my face was par­tic­u­larly en­thu­si­as­tic, but I couldn’t help it – I was shocked and felt an un­war­ranted but in­tense sense of be­trayal. In a de­layed re­ac­tion, I stood up and went to her side of the ta­ble to hug her, un­able to find words of con­grat­u­la­tions. I asked what had made her change her mind and she spoke in va­garies about it ‘just be­ing the right time’ and wouldn’t elab­o­rate any fur­ther and give me an an­swer. And I needed an an­swer. I needed an an­swer more than any­thing that night. I needed to know whether she’d had a re­al­iza­tion that I hadn’t and, if so, I wanted to know how to get it. When I woke up the next day, I re­al­ized the feel­ing I was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing was not anger or jeal­ousy or bit­ter­ness – it was grief. I had no one left. They’d all gone. Of course, they hadn’t re­ally gone, they were still my friends and I still loved them. But huge parts of them had dis­ap­peared and there was noth­ing they could do to change that. Un­less I joined them in their spa­ces, on their sched­ules, with their fam­i­lies, I would barely see them. And I started dream­ing of an­other life, one com­pletely re­moved from all of it. No more chil­dren’s birth­day par­ties, no more chris­ten­ings, no more bar­be­cues in the sub­urbs. A life I hadn’t ever se­ri­ously con­tem­plated be­fore. I started dream­ing of what it would be like to start all over again. Be­cause as long as I was here in the only Lon­don I knew – mid­dle-class Lon­don, cor­po­rate Lon­don, mid-thir­ties Lon­don, mar­ried Lon­don – I was in their world. And I knew there was a whole other world out there.
Dolly Alderton (Good Material)
of the most momentous innovations tiptoe quietly onto history’s stage. On August 6, 1991, Berners-Lee was glancing through the Internet’s alt.hypertext newsgroup and ran across this question: “Is anyone aware of research or development efforts in . . . hypertext links enabling retrieval from multiple heterogeneous sources?” His answer, “from: at 2:56 pm,” became the first public announcement of the Web. “The WorldWideWeb project aims to allow links to be made to any information anywhere,” he began. “If you’re interested in using the code, mail me.”31 With his low-key personality and even lower-key posting, Berners-Lee did not fathom what a profound idea he had unleashed. Any information anywhere.
Walter Isaacson (The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution)
A natureza observadora e emocionalmente determinada do espírito lunar é designada em alemão pelas palavras pertencentes à raiz Sinn, que significa meditar, ter em mente, ponderar, considerar e ser contemplativo; e também contemplação, inclinação mental, assim, como sentidos e sensual; por último, mas não menos importante, o Eigen-Sinn (vontade própria, obstinação) que os homens em geral atribuem às mulheres. A consciência matriarcal age através da circum-ambulação e da meditação. Falta-lhe o propósito do pensamento dirigido, da conclusão lógica e do juízo. Sua Ação característica é um movimento em torno de um círculo, uma contemplação (Betrachtung, uma vez interpretada por Jung como trachtigmachen, engravidar) . Não tem o objetivo direto da consciência masculina, nem o fio aguçado de sua análise. Interessa-se mais pelo significativo do que por fatos e datas, e é orientada teleologicamente mais ao crescimento orgânico do que à causalidade mecânica ou lógica. Uma vez que o processo de cognição nessa “consciência lunar“ é uma gravidez e seu produto um nascimento, um processo em que toda a personalidade participa, seu “conhecimento “não pode ser partilhado, relatado ou provado. É uma posse interior, realizada e assimilada pela personalidade, mas não facilmente discutida, porque a experiência interna que está por trás dela não se presta a uma exploração verbal adequada, e dificilmente pode ser transmitida a alguém que não tenha passado pela mesma experiência. Por essa razão, uma consciência masculina pura e simples considera o “conhecimento” da consciência matriarcal não verificável, caprichoso e místico por excelência. Esse é, de fato, no sentido positivo, o cerne da questão. É a mesma espécie de conhecimento revelado nos mistérios e no misticismo. Consiste não de verdades partilhadas mas de transformações experimentadas, portanto necessariamente só tem validade para as pessoas que passaram pela mesma experiência. Para estas, o conselho de Goethe ainda vale: Sagt es niemand, nur den Weisen, Weil die Menge gleich verhohnet (Não conte a ninguém, apenas aos sábios, porque a multidão não tarda em zombar) Isto quer dizer que as percepções de consciência matriarcal são condicionadas pela personalidade que as realiza. Não são abstratas nem desemocionalizadas, pois a consciência matriarcal conserva o vínculo com o reino do inconsciente do qual seu conhecimento brota. Suas descobertas interiores, estão, em conseqüência, em oposição direta às da consciência masculina, que consiste idealmente de conteúdos conscientes abstratos, livres de emocionalismo e possuidores de uma validade universal não afetada por fatores pessoais.
Erich Neumann (The Fear of the Feminine and Other Essays on Feminine Psychology)
... we see in philosophy not a system of cognitions, but a system of acts; philosophy is that activity through which the meaning of statements is revealed or determined. By means of philosophy statements are explained, by means of science they are verified. The latter is con­ cerned with the truth of statements, the former with what they actually mean. The content, soul and spirit of science is lodged naturally in what in the last analysis its statements actually mean; the philo­ sophical activity of giving meaning is therefore the Alpha and Omega of all scientific knowledge. This was indeed correctly surmised when it was said that philosophy supplied both the foundation and the apex of the edifice of science. It was a mistake, however, to suppose that the foundation was made up of “philosophical” statements (the statements of theory of knowledge), and crowned by a dome of philosophical statements (called metaphysics).
Moritz Schlick
In the late 1960's, physicists Steven Weinberg, Abdus Salam, and Sheldon Glashow conquered the next unification frontier. In a phenomenal piece of scientific work they showed that the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces are nothing but different aspects of the same force, subsequently dubbed the electroweak force. The predictions of the new theory were dramatic. The electromagnetic force is produced when electrically charged particles exchange between them bundles of energy called photons. The photon is therefore the messenger of electromagnetism. The electroweak theory predicted the existence of close siblings to the photon, which play the messenger role for the weak force. These never-before-seen particles were prefigured to be about ninety times more massive than the proton and to come in both an electrically charged (called W) and a neutral (called Z) variety. Experiments performed at the European consortium for nuclear research in Geneva (known as CERN for Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire) discovered the W and Z particles in 1983 and 1984 respectively.
Mario Livio (The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry)
Não, não há escapatória. Não existe céu com um pouco de inferno nele – não tentemos reter isso ou aquilo do mal em nossos corações ou em nossos bolsos. Satanás deve sair, cada fiapo, cada fio de cabelo.” (George MacDonald) O poeta inglês William Blake (1757-1827) escreveu 'O Casamento do Céu e do Inferno'. Se escrevo sobre o Divórcio, não é porque me julgue à altura para antagonizar com tão grande gênio, nem porque tenha pleno conhecimento do que ele queria dizer. No entanto, em um sentido ou outro, é constante a tentativa de fazer tal casamento. Essa tentativa baseia-se na crença de que a realidade nunca se apresenta a nós como uma escolha inevitável entre 'isso ou aquilo'; de que, com habilidade, paciência e (sobretudo) tempo suficiente, seria possível encontrar uma maneira de acomodar as duas alternativas; e de que a simples evolução, adaptação ou refinamento conseguirá, de algum jeito, transformar o mal em bem, sem que sejamos interpelados a rejeitar, de modo definitivo e integral, aquilo que desejamos conservar. Essa crença é, a meu juízo, um erro desastroso. Você não pode levar toda a bagagem consigo em todas as viagens; em alguma jornada, sua mão e seu olho direitos podem estar entre as coisas que você terá de deixar para trás. Não vivemos num mundo onde todos os caminhos são como raios de um círculo, que, se suficientemente percorridos, gradualmente se aproximariam um do outro e, ao fim, convergiriam no centro; vivemos, sim, num mundo onde cada caminho, depois de alguns quilômetros, se bifurca e onde cada uma das duas ramificações, por sua vez, se biparte novamente; e, em cada encruzilhada, você precisa tomar uma decisão. Mesmo no nível biológico, a vida não é como um rio, e sim como uma árvore. A vida não flui no sentido da unidade, mas, ao contrário, afasta-se dela, e as criaturas se diferenciam entre si à medida que se aprimoram. O bem, quando amadurece, distingue-se não apenas do mal, mas também de outro bem. Não creio que todos aqueles que optam por caminhos equivocados pereçam, mas seu resgate consiste em serem colocados de volta na estrada certa. Uma operação de adição pode ser corrigida: mas isso só pode ser feito retornando até encontrar o erro e refazendo o cálculo a partir dali; nunca simplesmente prosseguindo. O mal pode ser desfeito, mas não pode 'evoluir' para o bem. O tempo não o cura. O feitiço deve ser revertido, aos poucos, 'com sussurros de trás para frente, de poder disjuntivo' (peça ‘Comus’, do poeta inglês John Milton – 1608-1674) – ou, então, o encanto não cessará. É 'uma coisa ou outra'. Se insistirmos em preservar o Inferno (ou mesmo a Terra), não veremos o Céu: se aceitarmos o Céu, não poderemos guardar sequer o menor e o mais íntimo 'suvenir' do Inferno. Acredito, com efeito, que toda pessoa que alcançar o Céu descobrirá que o que abandonou (mesmo que seja arrancando seu olho direito) na verdade não era nada: que o cerne daquilo que estava ansiosamente procurando, mesmo em seus desejos mais pervertidos, estará lá, além das expectativas, aguardando por ela nos 'Países Altos'. Nesse sentido, os que tiverem completado a jornada (e somente estes) poderão verdadeiramente dizer que o bem está em tudo, e o Céu, em todo lugar. Entretanto, deste lado da estrada, não devemos tentar antecipar essa observação retrospectiva. Se o fizermos, provavelmente estaremos abraçando o falso e desastroso avesso e fantasia de que tudo é bom e de que todo lugar é o Céu. Mas e a terra? – você perguntará. Imagino que, no fim, ninguém a achará um lugar muito diferente. Penso que, se escolhida em prejuízo do Céu, a terra acabará se revelando uma mera região no Inferno e, se colocada em segundo lugar, depois do Céu, se mostrará desde o início como uma parte do próprio Céu.
C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce)
Sylvie stood in stunned amazement. As a Catholic working among scientists, she occasionally endured the antireligious whisperings, but the party these kids seemed to be having was all-out euphoria over the church's loss. How could they be so callous? Why the hatred? For Sylvie, the church had always been an innocuous entity... a place of fellowship and introspection... sometimes just a place to sing out loud without people staring at her. The church recorded the benchmarks of her life - funerals, weddings, baptisms, holidays - and it asked for nothing in return. Even the monetary dues were voluntary. Her children emerged from Sunday School every week uplifted, filled with ideas about helping others and being kinder. What could possibly be wrong with that? It never ceased to amaze her that so many of CERN's so-called "brilliant minds" failed to comprehend the importance of the church. Did they really believe quarks and mesons inspired the average human being? Or that equations could replace someone's need for faith in the divine?
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
Kiongozi wa kanda ya Afrika ya Kusini ya Tume ya Dunia Kamishna Profesa Justin Mafuru, alijitolea maisha yake kufanya vitu viwili vya msingi kwa ajili ya dunia: Kukomesha madawa haramu ya kulevya nchini Tanzania na duniani kwa jumla, kupitia Tume ya Dunia, na kutafuta kupitia maabara za CERN ('Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire') chembe ndogo ya 'higgs' ('Higgs Boson') inayosemekana kuhusika na uzito ('mass') wa chembe ndogo kumi na sita za atomu kasoro chembe ya mwanga; iliyopotea mara tu baada ya mlipuko wa ulimwengu wa 'Big Bang', miaka bilioni kumi na tatu nukta saba iliyopita kwa faida ya uanadamu.
Enock Maregesi (Kolonia Santita)
Mimi na wewe na vitu vyote ulimwenguni ni wazito kwa sababu ya 'Higgs Boson', inayojulikana pia kama 'The God’s Particle'. Wanasayansi wa CERN wamekuwa wakiitafuta 'higgs' (iliyojificha ndani ya 'higgs field') kwa zaidi ya miaka hamsini sasa, kwa bajeti ya pauni za Uingereza bilioni sita. Chembe ya 'higgs' ikipatikana itawajulisha wanasayansi jinsi ulimwengu unavyofanya kazi na jinsi ulivyoumbwa, na jibu la kitendawili cha 'Standard Model' litapatikana.
Enock Maregesi
CERN is a Monozukuri.
Mehmet Keçeci
The Higgs Mass Hysteria If Anything, the Hype of the Century On July 4, 2012, at the famous CERN seminar, scientists applauded, cheered, celebrated. The news spread quickly all over the world that the Higgs had been discovered (nobody cared about the subtleties of “the Higgs” and “a Higgs”), allegedly the verification of an almost 50-year-old idea formulated by a Scottish theoretician. The nonsense starts right here.
Alexander Unzicker (The Higgs Fake - How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee)
you are free to complain about my lack of knowledge in complicated details and to mock my supposedly somehow naïve visions. But at the same time I feel free to mock CERN for not making use of the only useful thing it has produced, the World Wide Web.
Alexander Unzicker (The Higgs Fake - How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee)
Mr. Langdon, all questions were once spiritual. Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called on to fill in the gaps that science did not understand. The rising and setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and a flaming chariot. Earthquakes and tidal waves were the wrath of Poseidon. Science has now proven those gods to be false idols. Soon all Gods will be proven to be false idols. Science has now provided answers to almost every question man can ask. There are only a few questions left, and they are the esoteric ones. Where do we come from? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life and the universe?” Langdon was amazed. “And these are questions CERN is trying to answer?” “Correction. These are questions we are answering.” Langdon
Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
The slowing down of time in high-speed travel is known as “time dilation” and is routinely taken into account in physics experiments, particularly those in which subatomic particles are accelerated in “atom smashers” such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.
Jim Al-Khalili (Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics)
The cern paled, and all the courageous which accompanied him into the conversation was now all done away. He shrunk back, his audacity dwizzening under the teneberous gloom of the giant’s long shadow. He turned to entreat the help of his fellow soldiers with desperate looks, but there was little more than half of the regiments left behind him, all of them unwilling to intervene, and his bowels rumbled, his heart sinking into the grave of conscience, and never had he felt more mistaken in his conduct.
Michelle Franklin
There are many good things about Switzerland. The flag is a big plus. Also – possibly in reaction to the excess of meetings at CERN, the United Nations or the World Trade Organization – a Swiss political party formed in 2011 with a policy to ban PowerPoint. Contingency plans, including holding all meetings over the French border in the Prévessin site of CERN or (clearly very popular) enforcing a strict LaTeX-only policy, were discussed extensively.
Jon Butterworth (Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics)
This could easily be what they are working on right now with the CERN/LHC project in Geneva.
J. Micha-el Thomas Hays (Rise of the New World Order 2: The Awakening)
At Supreme they do things their way, with little if any con- cern for how the rest of the fashion industry operates. Instead of releasing their new collections all at once, Supreme releases a small number of items at a time, usually somewhere between five and fifteen. The “drop,” as they call it, occurs online at 11 A.M. local time in America, the UK, and Japan, typically selling out in minutes. While many people believe this strategy is about building hype, the truth is that short runs of product were actually born out of not wanting to saddle their business with excess inventory. The strategy was discov- ered, not manufactured.
Alan Philips (The Age of Ideas: Unlock Your Creative Potential)
Misconception #3. Some physicists claim that length contraction and time dilation are not real and that the physical explanations of Fitzgerald, Larmor and Lorentz are not to be taken seriously. This is not true. As N. David Mermin points out in his popular book on relativity "It's About Time": Moving clocks really do run slowly and moving sticks really do shrink, if the concept of a clock or the length of a stick has any meaning at all...It is necessary for clocks and sticks really so to behave if the while subject is to fit coherently together, and not collapse into a mass of self-contradiction. - N.D. Mermin NASA routinely observes time dilation in orbiting satellites and corrections are applied to keep atomic clocks on the GPS satellites in sync with clocks on earth. Time dilation has also been seen in particle accelerators. At the CERN accelerator radioactive particles traveling at 99.9% the speed of light are observed to decay 30 times more slowly than they do at rest.
Rodney A. Brooks (Fields of Color: The theory that escaped Einstein)
My father was a man of iron will. He had a red beard and eyes like caves. He married my mother sensibly for the triple joy of her widowhood, the three estates, but he was concerned - as an English country gentleman and an epitome of the chivalric virtues - with the making of a son. Having heard well of the giant's child-inspiring powers, my father takes my mother by the hand and leads her up to him the night before their wedding. It had been a hot day, the hottest day that any man could remember, the skylarks swooning in the sticky air, milk turning sour in the cows' udders. At the end of that hottest day now it is suddenly Midsummer Eve and the giant stands out bold and wonderful and monstrous on his long green Dorset hill, the moon at the full above his knobbled club. My father lays my mother down on the giant's thistle, in the modest shade of Mr Wiclif's burgeoning fig tree. 'Dear hart,' he says, taking off his spurs and his liripipe hat, 'I shall require an heir.' If ever widow woman blushed then my mother blushed hot when she saw my father unbuttoned above her in the moonlight. 'My womb,' she says, 'is empty.' My father engages the key in the lock. It is well-oiled. He turns and enters and makes himself at home. 'I have been told,' he says, 'that any true woman,' he says, 'childless,' he adds, 'who lies,' he says, 'on the Cerne giant, - my father takes a shuddering juddering breath - 'conceives without fail,' he explains. My father goes on, without need of saying. It is sixty yards if it is an inch from the top to the toe of the giant of Cerne Abbas. The creature's club alone must be every bit of forty yards. 'O Gog,' says my mother eventually. 'O Gog, O Gog, O Gog.' 'I do believe,' says my father, 'Magog.' Now, in the moment of my conception, as a star falls into my mother's left eye, as the wind catches its breath, as the little hills skip for joy, and the moon hides her face behind a cloud - a bit of local history. When St Augustine came calling in those parts the people of Cerne tied a tail to his coat and whipped him out of their valley. The saint was furious. He got down on his knees and prayed to God to give tails to all the children that were born in Dorset. 'Right,' said the Omnipotence. This went on, tails, tails, tails, tails, until the folk regretted their pagan manners. When they expressed their regret, St Austin came back and founded the abbey, calling it Cernal because he was soon seeing his visions there - from the Latin, 'cerno', I see, and the Hebrew, 'El, God. That's enough history. I prefer mystery.
Robert Nye (Falstaff: A Novel)
Schopenhauer é um dos raros pensadores que viraram essa hierarquia contra si mesma e afirmaram que apenas no sono pode-se encontrar “o verdadeiro cerne” da existência humana.” “Alguém poderia contestar que os seres humanos foram feitos para dormir à noite, que os nossos corpos estão alinhados com a rotação diária de nosso planeta e que comportamentos que reagem às estações e à luz do Sol existem na maioria dos organismos vivos. A resposta provavelmente seria: isso é uma bobagem “new age” perniciosa, ou pior, uma nefasta ânsia heideggeriana por alguma conexão com a Terra. No paradigma neoliberal globalista, dormir é, acima de tudo, para os fracos.” “A relação entre propriedade e o direito ou privilégio de um sono tranquilo tem suas origens no século XVII e permanece em vigor hoje nas cidades do século XXI. Os espaços públicos são agora totalmente planejados com o fim de impedir o sono, muitas vezes incluindo — com uma crueldade própria — o formato serrilhado de bancos e outras superfícies acima do chão que impedem que um corpo humano se deite sobre eles. O fenômeno disseminado, mas socialmente ignorado, dos sem-teto urbanos é sinal de inúmeras privações, mas poucas são mais agudas do que os riscos e inseguranças do sono desabrigado.” capítulo um
Jonathan Crary (24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep)
O grande desafio dado pela consciência cósmica é se colocar, achar o próprio lugar na vida. Viemos aqui para isso. A expansão da consciência, paradoxalmente, determina e fortalece a ligação estreita com a própria alma, naquela faceta que denominamos alma do universo. É uma noção da imanência de Deus em nós, uma convicção de que somos o centro mesmo do universo, no que tange à nossa própria existência, ao tomar as rédeas da vida. O cerne não está em Sirius, Aldebarã, Andrômeda nem Antares; está dentro do Eu, esta mônada divina encastelada em nosso peito, em nosso cérebro, a qual é o princípio inteligente da criação divina. É aí que está a alma do universo.
Robson Pinheiro (Desdobramento astral: teoria e prática (Portuguese Edition))
In business studies, value is understood as being created inside the company by bringing together managerial expertise, strategic thinking and a dynamic (changing with circumstances) division of labour between workers.3 All this ignores the massive role of government in creating value, and taking risk in the process. In The Entrepreneurial State I argued that Silicon Valley itself is an outcome of such high-risk investments by the state, willing to take risks in the early stages of development of high-risk technologies which the private sector usually shies away from.4 This is the case with the investments that led to the internet, where a critical role was played by DARPA, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency inside the US Department of Defense – and also by CERN in Europe with its invention of the World Wide Web. Indeed, not only the internet but nearly every other technology that makes our smart products smart was funded by public actors, such as GPS (funded by the US Navy), Siri (also funded by DARPA) and touch-screen display (funded initially by the CIA). It is also true of the high-risk, early-stage investments made in the pharmaceutical industry by public actors like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – without which most blockbuster drugs would not have been developed. And the renewable energy industry has been greatly aided by investments made by public banks like the European Investment Bank or the KfW in Germany, with private finance often too risk-averse and focused on short-term returns.
Mariana Mazzucato (Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism)
Helium-3 is made under extreme pressure and extreme heat. It was made when the moon ripped out of the Earth and flew into orbit around it, and continues to be made by solar winds down countless millions of years. Scientists can make only minuscule amounts, at a cost of billions of dollars, in the accelerator at Cern. Getting it from the moon – where it would be ‘mined’ from the dust and then heated to release the gas itself – would not be wildly expensive, nor beyond our ability. Helium-3 could supply all of the Earth’s energy needs way into the future by using fusion, which is both clean and safe.
Richard Branson (Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way)
No cerne da condição humana, poderíamos dizer, há um pecado epistemológico – a recusa em reconhecer o que pode ser conhecido a respeito de Deus e, então, em responder ou reagir de forma adequada: “Tendo conhecimento de Deus, não o glorificaram como Deus, nem lhe deram graças” (Rm 1.21). Eles se envolveram em cegueira deliberada.
Nancy R. Pearcey (A Busca da Verdade)
Atoms, elements and molecules are three important knowledge in Physics, chemistry and Biology. mathematics comes where counting starts, when counting and measurement started, integers were required. Stephen hawking says integers were created by god and everything else is work of man. Man sees pattern in everything and they are searched and applied to other sciences for engineering, management and application problems. Physics, it is required understand the physical nature or meaning of why it happens, chemistry is for chemical nature, Biology is for that why it happened. Biology touch medicine, plants and animals. In medicine how these atoms, elements and molecules interplay with each other by bondage is being explained. Human emotions and responses are because of biochemistry, hormones i e anatomy and physiology. This physiology deals with each and every organs and their functions. When this atom in elements are disturbed whatever they made i e macromolecules DNA, RNA and Protein and other micro and macro nutrients and which affects the physiology of different organs on different scales and then diseases are born because of this imbalance/ disturb in homeostasis. There many technical words are there which are hard to explain in single para. But let me get into short, these atoms in elements and molecules made interplay because of ecological stimulus i e so called god. and when opposite sex meets it triggers various responses on body of each. It is also harmone and they are acting because of atoms inside elements and continuous generation or degenerations of cell cycle. There is a god cell called totipotent stem cell, less gods are pluripotent, multi potent and noni potent stem cells. So finally each and every organ system including brain cells are affected because of interplay of atoms inside elements and their bondages in making complex molecules, which are ruled by ecological stimulus i e god. So everything is basically biology and medicine even for animals, plants and microbes and other life forms. process differs in each living organisms. The biggest mystery is Brain and DNA. Brain has lots of unexplained phenomenon and even dreams are not completely understood by science that is where spiritualism/ soul touches. DNA is long molecule which has many applications as genetic engineering. genomics, personal medicine, DNA as tool for data storage, DNA in panspermia theory and many more. So everything happens to women and men and other sexes are because of Biology, Medicine and ecology. In ecology every organisms are inter connected and inter dependent. Now physics - it touch all technical aspects but it needs mathematics and statistics to lay foundation for why and how it happened and later chemistry, biology also included inside physics. Mathematics gave raise to computers and which is for fast calculation on any applications in any sciences. As physiological imbalances lead to diseases and disorders, genetic mutations, again old concept evolution was retaken to understand how new biology evolves. For evolution and disease mechanisms, epidemiology and statistics was required and statistics was as a data tool considered in all sciences now a days. Ultimate science is to break the atoms to see what is inside- CERN, but it creates lots of mysterious unanswerable questions. laws in physics were discovered and invented with mathematics to understand the universe from atoms. Theory of everything is a long search and have no answers. While searching inside atoms, so many hypothesis like worm holes and time travel born but not yet invented as far as my knowledge. atom is universe, and humans are universe they have everything that universe has. ecology is god that affects humans and climate. In business these computerized AI applications are trying to figure out human emotions by their mechanism of writing, reading, texting, posting on social media and bla bla. Arts is trying to figure out human emotions in art way.
Ganapathy K
Sinaia (II) Les montagnes font un tourbillon d'eau contre ta joue ; tu en détaches le bouquet mouillé sur les sapins aux genoux ployés, à la crinière de nuit, chevaux rétifs, hennissants et captifs. Sur les bords de l'étang aux longs cils, je sais des rires de femmes engloutis et des regards limpides verdis comme la terrine. Une flamme annonce l'imminence du vide, et le chemin cerne l'étang, comme un couteau. Que de sang ! Le temps, le temps éclate sur le couchant ; la forêt a ce soir la folle effervescence de la bonde. Les cerfs ne savent rien de l'automne roux, et dans leur sommeil, âmes de feuille aux pieds nus, ils rêvent limiers, cors et chasseurs redoutés, venus s'emparaient du bocage, de ses bois, de ses sabots – et la forêt, abattue, pleure, les narines palpitantes.
Benjamin Fondane (Privelisti -si inedite-)
I’ve signed into a video chat room and posted contact details on the CERN forums. I only hope someone from the liaison team is monitoring them. Certainly, they won’t be expecting to hear from us via Switzerland.
Peter Cawdron (Anomaly)
Os toltecas foram grandes homens e mulheres muito sábios que viveram há milhares de anos na atual região Centro-Sul do México. Na língua náuatle, tolteca significa “artista”, e, de acordo com nossos ensinamentos, a tela para nossa arte é a própria vida. Aprendi sobre o modo de vida tolteca pelas tradições orais da minha família que, de acordo com meu tataravô paterno, Don Exiquio, é descendente direta dos toltecas da linhagem dos Cavaleiros da Águia. Este conhecimento chegou até mim pela minha avó, Madre Sarita. Nós nos autodenominamos toltecas não apenas devido à linhagem, mas também porque somos artistas. A vida é a tela da nossa arte, e nossa tradição se dedica a ensinar as lições de vida que vão nos ajudar a criar nossa obra-prima. A tradição tolteca não é uma religião, e sim um modo de vida para o qual a grande obra-prima é viver com felicidade e com amor. Ela abraça o espírito ao mesmo tempo em que honra os vários grandes mestres de todas as tradições do mundo. O cerne da questão de todo este trabalho é ser feliz, aproveitar a vida e curtir os relacionamentos com as pessoas que mais amamos, começando por nós mesmos.
Miguel Ruiz Jr. (The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World)
Mientras trabajaba en Suiza en el CERN (la organización europea de investigación nuclear), el físico británico Tim Berners-Lee inventó el World Wide Web en 1989.
John E. Mackey (Capitalismo consciente: Libera el espíritu heroico de los negocios (Spanish Edition))
Sparx,” I said, breaking into his stream of geekishness, which was making Mark look like he’d found the Holy Grail inside the Ark of the Covenant, and Kyle and Madison look like they’d stumbled into CERN and found a lecture in progress in German.
Mike Reeves-McMillan (Auckland Allies 5: Memorial Museum)
the two forces of electromagnetism and the weak nuclear force were, in fact, the same force behaving in two different ways at our everyday low energies. If it is sufficiently hot enough then the electromagnetic force and the weak force would merge into a single force. This was confirmed in the 1980s in CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, when they recreated the temperature of the early universe and demonstrated the existence of the so-called electroweak force.
Andrew Thomas (Hidden In Plain Sight: The simple link between relativity and quantum mechanics)
Kuna mambo yanatokea hapa ulimwenguni ambayo yanafanya nikiri uwepo wa Mungu kwa asilimia kubwa. Wanasayansi wanasema ulimwengu ulianzishwa na mlipuko wa ‘Big Bang’, uliotokea takribani miaka bilioni 14 iliyopita, kutoka katika kitu kidogo zaidi kuliko ncha ya sindano, lakini hawatuambii nini kilisababisha mlipuko huo utokee au hicho kitu kidogo kuliko ncha ya sindano kilitoka au kilikuwa wapi. Wanaendelea kusema kuwa baada ya ‘Big Bang’ kutakuwepo na ‘Big Crunch’, ambapo ulimwengu utarudia hali yake ya awali ya udogo kuliko ncha ya sindano, na kila kitu kinachoonekana leo ulimwenguni hakitaonekana tena. Hapo sasa ndipo utata unapokuja. Mlipuko wa ‘Big Bang’ ulipotokea ulimwengu ulilipuka na kusambaa pande zote nne za ulimwengu kwa mwendokasi wa zaidi ya kilometa milioni 2 kwa saa, mpaka hivi leo unavyoonekana na bado unaendelea kusambaa. Kutokana na dhana ya ‘Big Crunch’, wanasayansi wanaamini ulimwengu utapanuka ila baadaye utapungua mwendo na utarudi mwanzo kabisa mahali ulipolipukia. Lakini mwaka 1995 wanasayansi hao hao waligundua kitu. Ulimwengu – badala ya kupungua mwendo wa kupanuka kama wanasayansi walivyokuwa wakitabiri – sasa unaongeza mwendo, tena kwa mwendokasi ambao haujawahi kutokea. Hiki ni nini kinachosababisha ulimwengu uongeze mwendokasi kiasi hicho badala ya kuupunguza? Hicho ni nini ambacho ulimwengu unapanukia? Wanasayansi hawana jibu. Wanasingizia kitu kinaitwa ‘dark matter’, maada ambayo haijawahi kuonekana, kwamba ndicho kinachosababisha ulimwengu uongeze mwendokasi kwa kiwango hicho ambacho hakijawahi kutokea; na hicho ambacho ulimwengu unapanukia wanahisi ulimwengu wetu unapanukia katika ulimwengu mwingine, kwa mujibu wa dhana nyingine kabisa iitwayo ‘multiverse’ au ‘meta-universe’. Kuna kitu kinaitwa ‘Higgs boson’ – chembe ndogo inayosemekana kuhusika na uzito (‘mass’) wa chembe ndogo 16 zilizomo ndani ya atomu, kasoro chembe ya mwanga, iliyopotea mara tu baada ya mlipuko wa ulimwengu wa ‘Big Bang’ miaka bilioni 13.7 iliyopita katika kipindi kilichoitwa ‘epoch’ – ambayo ilianza kutafutwa katika maabara za CERN, Uswisi, toka mwaka 1964, maabara ambazo kazi yake kubwa ni kutengeneza mazingira ya mwanzo kabisa ya mlipuko wa ‘Big Bang’, kusudi wanasayansi waone kama wanaweza kubahatisha kuiona na kuidhibiti hiyo bosoni. Bosoni itakapopatikana wanasayansi watajua siri ya ‘dark matter’, watajua jinsi ulimwengu unavyofanya kazi na jinsi ulivyoumbwa na jibu la kitendawili cha ‘Standard Model’ litapatikana. Hiyo ni kazi ngumu. Ndiyo maana ‘Higgs boson’ mwaka 1993 iliitwa ‘The God Particle’. Yaani, wanasayansi wanahisi kuna muujiza wa Kimungu na huenda wasiipate kabisa hiyo bosoni. Wanasema waliipata mwaka 2013. Lakini hiyo waliyoipata bado ina utata. Kutokana na kushindwa huko kwa sayansi na historia, kutokana na kushindwa kwa sayansi kutengeneza binadamu au mnyama, kutokana na miujiza iliyorekodiwa katika vitabu vitakatifu; naamini, Mungu yupo.
Enock Maregesi
Wanasayansi wana uwezo wa kupeleleza hadi kipindi cha karne ya kwanza ambapo Yesu aliishi, alikufa, alifufuka na alipaa kwenda mbinguni, na wana uwezo wa kujua mambo mengi kwa hakika yaliyofanyika katika kipindi hicho na hata katika kipindi cha kabla ya hapo. Kuna miujiza ambayo Yesu aliifanya ambayo haiko ndani ya Biblia. Kwa mfano, Biblia inasema Yesu alizaliwa ndani ya zizi la ng’ombe wakati sayansi inasema alizaliwa nje ya zizi la ng’ombe; na muujiza wa kwanza kuufanya ambao hauko ndani ya Biblia ni kutembea mara tu baada ya kuzaliwa, na watu na ndege wa angani kuganda kabla ya kuzaliwa Masihi na kabla ya wakunga kufika kumsaidia Maria Magdalena kujifungua. Akiwa na umri wa miaka sita, sayansi inasema, Yesu alikuwa akicheza na mtoto mwenzake juu ya paa la nyumba ya jirani na mara Yesu akamsukuma mwenzake kutoka juu hadi chini na mwenzake huyo akafariki papo hapo. Watu walipomsonga sana Yesu kwa kumtuhumu kuwa yeye ndiye aliyesababisha kifo cha mwenzake, na kwamba wangemfungulia mashtaka, Yesu alikataa katakata kuhusika na kifo hicho. Lakini walipozidi kumsonga, aliusogelea mwili wa rafiki yake kisha akamwita na kumwambia asimame. Yule mtoto alisimama! Huo ukawa muujiza mkubwa wa kwanza wa Yesu Kristo, kufufua mtu nje ya maandiko matakatifu. Kuna mifano mingi inayodhihirisha uwepo wa Mungu ambayo wanasayansi hawawezi hata kuipatia majibu. Tukio la Yoshua kusimamisha jua limewashangaza wanasayansi hadi nyakati za leo. Mwanzoni mwa miaka ya 70 wanasayansi walijaribu kurudisha muda nyuma kwa kompyuta kuona kama kweli wangekuta takribani siku moja imepotea kama ilivyorekodiwa katika Biblia. Cha kushangaza, cha kushangaza mno, walikuta saa 23 na dakika 20 zimepotea katika mazingira ambayo hawakuweza na hawataweza kuyaelewa. Walipochunguza vizuri walikuta ni kipindi cha miaka ya 1500 KK (Jumanne tarehe 22 Julai) ambacho ndicho tukio la Yoshua la kusimamisha jua na kusogeza mwezi nyuma digrii 10, ambazo ni sawa na mzunguko wa dakika 40, lilipotokea. Kwa kutumia elimu ya wendo, elimu ya kupanga miaka na matukio ya Kibiblia, dunia iliumbwa Jumapili tarehe 22 Septemba mwaka 4000 KK. Hata hivyo, mahesabu ya kalenda yanaonyesha kuwa Septemba 22 ilikuwa Jumatatu (si Jumapili) na kwamba kosa hilo labda lilisababishwa na siku ya Yoshua iliyopotea. Hayo yote ni kwa mujibu wa Profesa C. A. Totten, wa Chuo Kikuu cha Yale, katika kitabu chake cha ‘Joshua’s Long Day and the Dial of Ahaz: A Scientific Vindication and a Midnight Cry’ kilichochapishwa mwaka 1890. Kama hakuna Mungu iliwezekanaje Yoshua aombe jua lisimame na jua likasimama kweli? Iliwezekanaje Yesu aseme atakufa, atafufuka na atapaa kwenda mbinguni na kweli ikatokea kama alivyosema? Ndani ya Biblia kuna tabiri 333 zilizotabiri maisha yote ya Yesu Kristo hapa duniani na zote zilitimia – bila kupungua hata moja. Utasemaje hapo hakuna Mungu? Mungu yupo, naamini, sijui. Tukio la Yesu kufa, kufufuka na kupaa kwenda mbinguni si la vitabu vitakatifu pekee, hata sayansi inakubaliana na hilo.
Enock Maregesi
example, developed the World Wide Web as a lead user working at CERN. The World Wide Web was certainly
Eric von Hippel (Democratizing Innovation)
Seule une révolution morale, et non pas sociale ni politique ni technique, ramènerait l'homme à sa vérité perdue. Du moins peut-on opérer pour son compte cette conversation: alors on accède à la joie, malgré ce monde d'absurdité et de désordre qui nous cerne.
Simone de Beauvoir (Les belles images)
Viața intimă a oamenilor, ca și cea profesională, e plină de greșeli, mai mari, mai mici. Un scriitor scrie azi o carte foarte bună, iar mâine scrie o carte mediocră. Un actor interpretează azi magistral un rol, creând un personaj de neuitat, adevărat punct de referință pentru interpretările generațiilor viitoare, mâine - un personaj care nu i se mai potrivește chiar ca pielea pe trup. Spectatorul și cititorul sunt neiertători, nu trec niciodată cu vederea ce-a fost prost, și-n această neîndurare uită și ce-ai făcut bun. Sita care cerne fără părtinire este posteritatea. Ce posteritate are însă actorul de teatru, care moare definitiv în fiecare seară, cu fiecare spectacol, el , artistul irepetabilului? Ce posteritate are un medic? El moare definitiv cu fiecare diagnostic, cu fiecare succes, cu fiecare eșec.
Ileana Vulpescu (Arta conversației)
Lo que no sabía era que el CERN hacía tiempo que había dejado de intentar la consecución de antimateria a través de los aceleradores de protones tradicionales.
David Nel (Alba Infinita: Thriller distópico de ciencia ficción social (Alba Infinita nº1) (Spanish Edition))
Estaban no cerne da situación máis vulgar, máis estúpida do mundo. Pero por máis que sabían que era vulgar e estúpida, así e todo estaban alí: a oposición entre o traballo e a liberdade, oíran dicir, xa ía boa que deixara de constituír un concepto rigoroso; e sen embargo era o que máis os condicionaba.
Georges Perec (Les Choses)
I don't believe cops should be handcuffed to the side deals of the GFA; having to watch people wave 'pass by jail' tickets at them, and sneer while they do it. That's wrong, it's an insult to the dead, and it compounds the detriment inflicted on those families still grieving. Cops are supposed to deal with crimes that include murder. Yet, that paramilitary gangsters were issued with those tickets upon signing GFA papers, and are exempt from any investigations, says those cops are handcuffed to their own handcuffs, and that the killers, their handlers, are a protected species..
Eòsa Cerne
Remember, no one else has lived your life or had your experiences. Nor have they seen the world through your eyes, and I believe my experiences, what I witnessed was more than helpful to writing the Lonely Street Series; capturing the atmosphere back then, and revealing the reality of teenage life in 1970s Belfast
Eòsa Cerne
There is more sensitivity in what I write, than insensitivity because when you've witnessed the things I have, sensitivity engraves itself not so much upon you, as it does inside you...
Eòsa Cerne
Not everyone gets to follow their dreams, or have a wish answered because sometimes when they turn up; they don't see them for what they are, missing them...
Eòsa Cerne
Look closely, and you'll see there's are lights that shine from those who have been broken, through the cracks that never repaired...
Eòsa Cerne
Memories aren't just about that photo on the wall, it's what's behind the photo that we feel in the thoughts that arise each time we look at it, of those no longer here, preserved in every video-memory recall ...
Eòsa Cerne
I learned long ago, that if you don't stand up for the things important to you, that deserve to be fought for, then you don't really stand for them...
Eòsa Cerne
rust few, no more than you, and always paddle your own canoe...
Eòsa Cerne
Trust few, no more than you, and always paddle your own canoe...
Eòsa Cerne
There is a onus upon a writer to promote the truth and damn the falsities for what they are. To reveal what is hidden behind the veiled GFA deals, that not only protect double agents; concealing the depth of their work, but rewarded them for it with the money from a fake bank robbery...
Eòsa Cerne
The beginning of a story for any writer should always be the matter of humanity in all its forms. The good without the evil won't work, and the lies without the truth only allow those in power to control your narrative. That's why old-fashioned principles are to be retained, encouraged, taught, and preserved, otherwise your probably best letting a government lackey write everything for you...
Eòsa Cerne
Alas, a fiction novel without something disturbing in it, isn't worth printing let alone writing...
Eòsa Cerne
I was absent when people jumped on the bandwagon, rewriting a part of history they know nothing about. In fact, they weren't even around back then, and that they were helped by people close to me; messed with my head, and I went to bed for years in tears, in a sort of living dead...
Eòsa Cerne
I was absent when people jumped on the bandwagon, rewriting a part of history they know nothing about. In fact, they weren't even around back then, and that they were helped by people close to me; messed with my head, and I went to bed for years in tears in a sort of living dead...
Eòsa Cerne
I was there for all of it. I knew the lies then and know them now. I knew the liars then and know them now. I know the real story, and it's more than they will ever know, it's a part of my life, part of my bio...
Eòsa Cerne
Not all cops are bad. I know this because I met good ones, one saved my life, and I've never forgotten him. Not all British soldiers were bad, I know this because I met good ones, they're the ones you remember. But what I never forget are those I saw killed, that I witnessed die, and that it was all part of a lie...
Eòsa Cerne
People, when they find a hero in a book - usually like them, and they don't like them dying. Yet, in our past Irish tales, while you find great love stories, the hero always dies. Tim Regan, though, isn't just any hero, and the Lonely Street Series has a love story that will captivate you until the very last page of book five...
Eòsa Cerne
The Lonely Street series is not like any other Coming of age tale. This is about teenage life in 1970s Belfast, during a war. it's about the fear of families within a community controlled by republican paramilitaries, brutalising, and killing at will; and I have no doubt the series will captivate the reader, as will the very unique love story...
Eòsa Cerne
People, when they find a hero in a book - usually like them, and they don't like them dying, Yet, in our past Irish tales, while you find great love stories, the hero always dies. Tim Regan, though, isn't just any hero, and The Lonely Street Series has a love story that will captivate you until the very last page of book five...
Eòsa Cerne
Obviously, we can’t be certain about what’s going to happen tonight, but I do have a theory. In fact, we discussed it on a conference call with Ross. Remember, the CERN physicists have said that their work might one day open up another universe or lead us to another dimension. It’s the very thing VanGelder was going to speak on tonight.
John Sneeden (The Signal (Delphi Group #1))