Out Of This World

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.

–Richard Feynman

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One Comment on “Out Of This World”

  1. marta Says:

    That is both funny and depressing–as many a good joke is.