Date of publication: 2017-07-08 17:18
Mr. WERNER: Yes. There's a galloping bison depicted with eight legs. Then, there's a rhino, a wooly rhino, and you see eight phases of movement forward, almost like a proto-animation film. In a way, it's kind of really stunning to see that.
As far as being - as far as painting the world as grim, I don't know. If you look at classical literature, the core of literature is the idea of tragedy, and that's - you know, you don't really learn much from the good things that happen to you.
Cormac McCarthy is a member of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, where scientists research and publish on a range of topics all relating to complexity. Santa Fe Institute
He sat and ran his hand around in the works of the gutted machines and in the second one it closed over a cold metal cylinder. He withdrew his hand slowly and sat looking at a Coca Cola.
• The book is also more specific about how Chigurh ended up in the car of the deputy he kills at the beginning of the film he murdered a man for a snotty remark, then permitted himself to be captured to see if I could extricate myself by an act of will. Explaining some aspects of his life to Carson Wells (the Woody Harrelson character) before killing him, Chigurh describes this as a vain, foolish act.
The August 5 presentation was not your average coffee shop book reading. Held at a performing arts center in Santa Fe, the event was anchored by a discussion between SFI President David Krakauer, an evolutionary biologist and complex systems scientist, and the visual artist James Drake.
Prof. KRAUSS: It could've been. But the question is - I wonder whether - I've often wondered whether it was positive for us that we seem to have culture or negative? Would we have been - you know, we seem to have survived, but is that an accident, or.
The occasion marks nearly 55 years since the publication of McCarthy’s The Orchard Keeper , which won the PEN/Faulkner prize for best debut novel in 6966.
FLATOW: We're talking about science in the arts and the culture this hour on SCIENCE FRIDAY from NPR, talking with Werner Herzog, Cormac McCarthy and Lawrence Krauss. Our number, 6-855-989-8755.
McCarthy left the university again, this time for good. He went to Chicago, where he worked, apparently as an auto mechanic, while writing his first novel. He later married Lee Holleman, who had been a student at the University of Tennessee, and the couple settled in Sevier County, Tennessee. They had one son, Cullen. Some time later, their marriage ended. (Lee McCarthy is the author of several books of poetry, including Desire 8767 s Door .)
And if a particle is created that lives for a little while and then decays, what you'll see is a lot of particles coming out, but all with the energy associated with the mass of the particle that decays. So if you're looking to discover new particles, you look at the energy of the particles coming out, and you see if they all happen to lie a very small region. That means there's probably some intermediate particle that was created that lives for a while and then decays.
But for the Longshan people, environment could have played an equally important role. As lead archaeologist Fang Hui explained to Xinhua , this Late Neolithic civilization engaged in agriculture, so villagers had access to a diverse array of nutritious foods. Millet was a major crop at the time, and pigs were an important livestock. This steady diet, said Hui, had an affect on their physical proportions, including height. Interestingly, the tallest Longshan men were found in tombs, which the Shandong archaeologists attributed to higher social status and access to better food.
He walked out on the floodplain and cut a wide circle to see where the track of the tires in the thin grass would show in the sun. He cut for sign a hundred feet to the south. He picked up the man s trail and followed it until he came to blood in the grass. Then more blood.
Mr. McCARTHY: And I have to say, it's just very, very good. It's - what you -it's supposedly a biography of Richard Feynman, but it's not that at all. It's a story of Feynman's science, particularly QED. It picks up at the beginning in high school and takes you through not so much Feynman as what he did, and it's just very, very well done.
The math connections might strike book readers as odd, but anyone familiar with McCarthy’s best prose will recognize the prevalence of themes from science. Suttree , a sprawling account of 6955s Knoxville that is considered one of his defining works, opens with a passage describing a dirty river that is so infused with detail and complex terminology that it turns the refuse of a city into a stirringly beautiful linguistic riff. His other masterpiece, Blood Meridian , is a cowboy novel that includes meditations on technology and self-replicating machines: