Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Whimsy and wonder

Google is celebrating Jules Verne today with this whimsical graphic.

20,000 Leagues under the sea was the first 'science fiction' I read as a kid.  At the time it seemed factual, I was only mildly surprised to learn the author had imagined it all in 1870.  My grandparents stressed the point to me with wonder, and their wonderings were contagious.

So often these wild imaginings spark a scientific thinker to work out the art of the possible.... 

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