August 25, 2007

Discovery of nothing

It's a truly rare thing for researchers to admit that, for all their toiling, their findings amount to absolutely nothing.

Let's revel in the honesty and purity of the US scientists who are cockahoop over, and freely confessing, their finding of nothing.
"This is incredibly important for something where there is nothing to it."
Yes, they have found a really big bit of empty space out in space, which is pretty cool.

A whole lot of empty space ....


  1. Anonymous1:44 PM

    " Much ado about nothing!"

  2. We'll all sleep easier knowing that nothing is watching over us, reliable and true, a spot of perpetual nothingness, hovering in the middle of nowhere.

  3. Anonymous2:40 PM

    A whole heap of 'nothing'??

    When you think about it that's really something !!

  4. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I don't know why but the concept gives me a feeling something like vertigo.

  5. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Ah, yes Jarcob. But surely, "nothing will come of nothing!"

  6. I think I'm with Geoff.

  7. Gosh darn it!

    I thought everyone would be waaaayy more excited about this.

    Imagine, just imagine, if you will: this could be the beginning of the discovery of more nothing than we will ever have meaningful need for; superfluous nothingness could be had by all.

    If that's not something to get excited about, then you'll all have to go back and read about Nicole's boobies again.

  8. Anonymous7:06 PM

    I think vertigo must rate as a form of excitement, Caz. It's almost certainly a valid response to the old Ozeanische Gef├╝hle. If anything's going to elicit oceanic feelings, it's an ocean of nothing.

    Nothing has it's place in the scheme of things, Kath. Think of all the stuff that would have to occupy all that nothing if it wasn't nothing. That really is something to think about.

  9. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Last word from Maria. (
    Julie Andrews)
    "Nothing comes from nothing, Nothing ever could!"

  10. Wasn't she sentenced to an eternity in a vortex of dark matter?

    If not, it can be arranged.

  11. Anonymous11:36 PM

    Well, she was nothing to write home about!

  12. Anonymous11:37 PM

    Any way, I have nothing more to say on the subject!

  13. Anonymous11:40 PM


  14. I clearly don't understand enough about it but I thought nothing, the absence of absolutely anything, was kinda impossible [though not now]. It is an exciting thing but terribly terribly scary.

  15. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Nothing to worry about Nails!
    Rooly, trooly!

  16. Speaking of nothing, as we were, and often do, there is a momentous nothing closer to home; right here on earth, in fact.

    The Book of Nothing, which I own, in which John Burrow "explains nothing with great clarity, a lovely lightness of touch and enormous erudition. He has written an eligible bachelor of a book - witty, suave, rich and immensely learned."

    Yes, truly.

    Nothingness need not engender vertigo dear friends.

    ("an eligible bachelor of a book"? Huh?)

  17. yhtak - did you notice that Jarcob seems to have changed his name, in deference to your better judgment?

    (Not sure how his mum feels about that.)

  18. Anonymous12:10 AM

    No flies on our Jarcob!
    He knows cl(arse) when he sees it!

  19. Spoken with a French accent, Jarcob does have class.

    Spoken with a slur, not so much.

  20. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Knocked off a bottle of champers tonight, Caz. Bed time for me..
    Nite nite old friend! It's been informative and fun...As always.

  21. "an eligible bachelor of a book" ...

    I guess that's better than:

    "A sparkling narrative liberally sprinkled with post-apocalyptic themes, set in the not too distant future, where only the young survive to question the deadly contribution of their baby-boomer parent’s over-use of breast implants and botox, and dream of rebuilding a utopian world in which production and possession of toilet paper is a crime. An unputdownable frolic in the wellsprings of new love and un-cleansed optimism.”

  22. Anonymous12:31 AM

    You oughta be a writer Caz!.
    Well, I've always wanted to fly(Please don't tell the fruit bat)

  23. At my age I oughta be something Kath.

    *Big sigh*

    Don't think I'd like to fly; couldn't cope with the height, though it would be handy when running late, and given the state of our public transport. So, yeah, on second thoughts, a touch of flying wouldn't go astray.

    Mostly I'd like to be one of those dreadfully, awfully, pretentiously, creative / arty people whose multiple, timeless, talents are held in awe by all who encounter them. And for this I would be paid enormous sums of money.

    *Big sigh*