barnabas_truman: (kimiko)
A conversation between a paleontologist and a police special agent:

"Bureaucrats! They might have known this [social unrest] would happen, if they'd properly studied Catastrophist theory. It is a concatenation of synergistic interactions; the whole system is on the period-doubling route to Chaos!"

"What does that mean, pray?"

"Essentially, in layman's terms, it means that everything gets twice as bad, twice as fast, until everything falls completely apart!"

(from The Difference Engine by Gibson & Sterling, pp 210-211)
barnabas_truman: (oldstyle)
Now that I'm looking back at the Chronicles of Narnia with more of an understanding of what Lewis was really writing about, I've found that I identify a lot more with the villains, because I realize they're meant to be symbolic of non-Christians like me. :-\

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