Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Antimatter

"We all have at least two sides. The world we live in is a world of opposites. And the trick is to reconcile those opposing things. I've always liked both sides. In order to appreciate one you have to know the other. The more darkness you can gather up, the more light you can see too." -- David Lynch

I've been reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, two words, brilliant and facinating. Much like the Da Vinci Code, it's full of interesting facts. The book introduced me to anti-matter, which is described by this site as "a fundamental particle of regular matter with its electrical charge reversed".

Brown also mentions the seal on the US one dollar bill. The pyramid supposed to represent "convergence toward the ultimate source of Illumination" according to this interview with Dan Brown (spoiler). In the book, Novus Ordo Seclorum was retranslated to mean "new world order" instead of "new order of the ages". If you ask me, "new order of the ages" is just as scary.

The book is a fantastic mix of fact and fiction and I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys a good read. A warning though, this book is incredibly hard to put down.

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