Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ghost story teaser....

O’Cinnéide’s descent at the end was rapid and it dominated the last few years of his life.  This apparition had, after all, been the observation of a lifetime, one that he now imagined he had foolishly overlooked.  He had captured an event, as improbable and perhaps as significance as the Higgs boson, using that most primitive and complex of apparatuses: the human eye.  Not a direct view, but a sidelong glance, an eye modified like a microscope with phase contrast.  He was now determined to investigate with the vigor the situation demanded.  He retired and went to Florida; not to rest but to replicate.  Florida ranch houses became his cyclotron.  

I'll link this up to the piece on 3quarksdaily tomorrow, if you care to read it.

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