Monday, October 30, 2006

Fire and Ice

A long discussion on sepia mutiny today about science and religion. Reminded me of this poem.

Some say the world will end in fire;
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Ah, the not so gentle Frost. I wish we saw him more often.

The poem could be an allegory for so many things, but if science is fire and religion is ice, then I'd say it is a tossup between fire and ice.


Priyavadan said...

a perfect tossup would be Upsilon Andromeda; with one side always hot as lava and the other chilled possibly below freezing.

The planet has been compared to that Frost prose almost everytime...

Priyavadan said...

correction: missed the 'b'

planet is Upsilon Andromeda 'b'

sbkt said...

Thanks. I hadn't thought of that.