New Criticals

In my own more romantic, anthropic terms, the fact that bacteria grow rapidly but don’t fall apart readily is, therefore, an indication that the production of new bacteria is an excellent way for the universe to do something irreversible and thereby get itself closer to the finish line it secretly desires above all else: the heat death, wherein all matter will finally be able to lay down its burden and relax.

Thumbnail: Cholera happily growing

Quotes from here.