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I'm referencing in a way, The Jam. Two of the three members were in the same band, without Paul Weller. Weller still has no intention of reforming The Jam. Either way the band the other two member were in, either them, or Weller called it a 'tribute' band. Obviously it wasn't, but 'felt' like it. 


Not that you know any of this when I posted above. 

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Thales of Miletus proposed that the universe is fundementally water. 


New theory suggests the same thing: 


Big Bang Was Actually a Phase Change, New Theory Says



"Now, a team of physicists says the Big Bang should be modeled as a phase change: the moment when an amorphous, formless universe analogous to liquid water cooled and suddenly crystallized to form four-dimensional space-time, analogous to ice."


If Thales was living now, I wonder what he would think of this. 

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An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a mystic were asked to name the greatest invention of all time. The engineer chose fire, which gave humanity power over matter. The physicist chose the wheel, which gave humanity the power over space. The mathematician chose the alphabet, which gave humanity power over symbols. The mystic chose the thermos bottle.
"Why a thermos bottle?" the others asked.
"Because the thermos keeps hot liquids hot in winter and cold liquids cold in summer."
"Yes - so what?"
"Think about it." said the mystic reverently. "That little bottle - how does it know?"

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I had always thought that it was spelled with an "e", that is, "nightengale", and that seems not to be true; if that is a widespread misapprehension here, that would explain Gaiman's observation. 


We don't have those birds in America so it's not a creature USers think about at all.

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