Thursday, March 23, 2006

Faster than Light

"Hail, boatman of Ra, strong are thy guyropes in the wind as thou sailest over the Lake of Fire in Neter-Khert. Behold, thou collectest this charm from every place in which it is, from every person with whom it is, swifter than greyhounds, faster than light..."

Egyptian Book of the Dead, chapter XXIV

Leave it to someone who has 25 bookcases full of books in his house to come up with an ancient reference to "faster than light"! :-) Yes, I'm still running faster than light today.

Follow-up trivia question: Can anyone cite an older literary reference to "faster than light"?


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