Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pinheaded Angels

Harold squinted into the microscope. "There are new worlds down there, beyond the range of sight," he said. "Do they have their angels and demons, do you think?"

"No, Harold. Thinking there are worlds at the sub-atomic level is woolly science. If they were there we would see them with our electron microscopes. Haven't you ever heard the phrase 'how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"

"I have." Harold frowned. "I can never remember the answer, though."

"It's a trick question," said Jasfoup. "The answer is an infinite number, as long as you chop them finely."

4 comments:

aims said...

Perhaps a different telescope is needed. Like one that would see into the world of Faerie....

Leatherdykeuk said...

But Faery is really, really big

(but in a really small place)

stephanie said...

*chuckles* at Jasfoup, but in all seriousness... you've something about this elsewhere. I was trying to remember where just yesterday or the day before. Angels dancing on the head of a pin. What was it?

Leatherdykeuk said...

It was the same tale on museteasers, I think.