Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A mysterious note

Dear _________,

What a beauty! There are some sparse directions on the back, leading me to a slightly-defaced replica here, but you get the idea. I'm particularly intrigued by the many clearly pentagonal plates in his ventral armour, as well as the more hexagonal shapes meeting in "four-corners" fashion right at his middle.

I suppose it isn't that many years since I thought a "flying saucer" shape was a believable interstellar spacecraft geometry. These days "spherical" makes a lot more sense to me, from a self-preservation perspective, even though NASA et alia seem to prefer trees of cylinders. That said, this fellow is eerily reminiscent of flying saucer and makes a convincing argument from a submersibles point-of-view.

Anyways, I'm sorry I can't send a more direct reply, but thanks for the picture, anyway!

A bemused amateur of Creation and its Author

2 comments:

Amy Bergeron said...

I love turtles. They are almost as cute as frogs. So sweet!!

some guy on the street said...

Oh, there are some frightening turtles out there: alligator snapping turtles and even loggerheads kinda scare me to look at; even so, Deo gloria! they truly are marvelous creatures :)

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