Become God

February 8, 2013

“A wise man decided to observe the properties of light. To that end he procured an oil lamp and conducted a series of experiments, in course of which he observed that:

a pure oil gives out more light than an impure one,

a longer wick gives out more light than a shorter one,

light pales when the wick bends or is pressed down with a stick,

and so on.

Once he finished his experiments he concluded that:

light is a function of the wick and the oil, and does not exist without them,

light has no properties other than those which can be observed by manipulating the wick with a stick,

once the wick burns down — light disappears.”

-by Boleslaw Prus

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