Thursday, 17 November 2005

From my sister

About a conversation with my neice (8yo):

Last night after tea Jenny said there should be a little space ship with a camera on the front sent out into space into the universe to keep on going to get to the end as she didn't think the universe could go on for ever. I said if it didn't go on for ever then it would have an edge, like at the end of it. And there would have to be something on the other side of the edge, even if it was nothing. She thought really hard about it, and then said she'd have to go and do something else because thinking about it was making her brain dizzy.

3 comments:

Glenn said...

If you were cruising at light speed in your spaceship and you turned on the headlights, would anything happen?

Alison said...

Yes, you would be able to see forever.

Not that I cruise much a light speed - that's the point when my ship gets the shakes. Copes with warp-speed fine, though. Like how a Camira only goes 95 or 110, and not 100. Damn annoying.

Alison said...

Actually, I asked my boyfriend and he tells me that turning on your headlights would have the effect it usually does, but only for the driver. Everyone else just sees a bit of light, I suppose, unless they going at the same speed...