La entrada previa de Dani T. me ha hecho recordar uno de los mejores discursos pronunciados en la serie Battlestar Galactica (2004), el del odioso hermano Cavil (Número Uno):
I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe. Other stars, other planets and eventually other life. A supernova! Creation itself! I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment. And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe? With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull! With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum. With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air. I don’t want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to – I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly because I have to – I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me! I’m a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I’m trapped in this absurd body!
También os recomiendo la visita del blog Francis (th) E mule Science’s News para observar algunos videos de los primeros milisegundos de una explosión supernova, aunque os tendréis que conformar con ver “uno de los eventos más gloriosos del universo” bajo la forma de una “burda” simulación.