Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
This quote humorously presents a satirical view on the concept of "edibility." It suggests that what may be considered edible and wholesome for one creature can be seen as repulsive or inappropriate for another. By illustrating a chain of consumption from a worm to a toad, to a snake, to a pig, to a man, and finally back to a worm, the quote reflects on the subjective nature of what is deemed acceptable and nourishing for different creatures, ultimately highlighting the cyclical and interconnected nature of life itself.
In 5 billion years, the expansion of the universe will have progressed to the point where all other galaxies will have receded beyond detection. Indeed, they will be receding faster than the speed of light, so detection will be impossible. Future civilizations will discover science and all its laws, and never know about other galaxies or the cosmic background radiation. They will inevitably come to the wrong conclusion about the universe......We live in a special time, the only time, where we can observationally verify that we live in a special time.
The information contained in an English sentence or computer software does not derive from the chemistry of the ink or the physics of magnetism, but from a source extrinsic to physics and chemistry altogether. Indeed, in both cases, the message transcends the properties of the medium. The information in DNA also transcends the properties of its material medium.