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Jul 18, 2004, 7:12:41 AM
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SM - Snail and Angel by theMuspilli SM - Snail and Angel by theMuspilli
SM - Snail and Angel

A snail vs. an angel. While a snail is not commonly referred to as an
extraordinaryly fast being, it clearly beats the statue in terms of speed.
You might not expect this angel to move at all and noone would probably
doubt the reason of your expectation - or lack thereof. But what are
the reasons behind the relatively low estimated terminaly velocity of
stonen angels?

... In case of the marble statue, molecules in solid marble are
continuously jostling against one another in random directions. The
jostlings of the different molecules cancel one another out, so the whole
hand of the statue stays still. But if, by sheer coincidence, all the
molecules just happened to move in the same direction at the same
moment, the hand would move. If they then all reversed direction at the
same moment the hand would move back. In this way it is possible for a
marble statue to wave at us. It could happen. The odds against such a
coincidence are unimaginably great but they are not incalculably great. A
physicist colleague has kindly calculated them for me. The number is so
large that the entire age of the universe so far is too short a time to write
out all the noughts! ...

Richard Dawkins in The Blind Watchmaker

Now think about that ...

Cemetery: Düsseldorf Nordfriedhof
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violanigra Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Nice image!
In snails vs angels, I know the snail wins.
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pastseeker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Very beautiful!
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theMuspilli Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
TNX! :hug:
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jesst7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
this is just gorgeous, great work!
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:iconthemuspilli:
theMuspilli Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks alot, and for the :+fav:, too!:hug:

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DottorDestino Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
i love this kind of composition.
the colours and the deep of field are perfect....

really great work man :thumbsup:
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MetalMessenger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2004
Excelent! :)
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gorjuss Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
wow... another of your SUPERB shots.. you've set it off beuatifully... it's almost TOO perfect !
:+fav: for the feelings you capture, the statue itself bares the snail crawling up her with almost painful distaste on her face !
I can almost feel her moving to try and get it off her !.. I love the clean looking statue in the background, in amongst the prim and proper gravestones... looking clean and not weathered yet... almost making THIS statue ..erm...some kind of victim.. but definetly 'different' to the others in some way ! I love it ! :hug:
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Swaroop Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
nice
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theMuspilli Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
TNX! :D
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