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Are they just pulling a little hoax for Halloween?
An Antarctic mountain range that rivals the Alps in elevation will be probed this month by an expedition of scientists..
The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
Either that or they're going to wake up some monsters.
for a predator ship to shoot a laser beam from space through the ice. It will make a perfect tunnel for them to slide down. But be careful what you wish for.
When I read "At the Mountains of Madness," I remember thinking "Oh, this must have seemed somewhat plausible back in Lovecraft's day, but now that we've mapped the entire globe with satellite imaging we know for a fact that there are no gigantic mountain ranges in the interior of Antarctica." How wrong I was.
It's like Burrough's Africa, which has less to do with Africa than it has to do with how an eleven-year-old wants Africa to be. Maybe over time we'll learn that Africa, also, has more in common with fiction than we previously thought. In a word: dinosaurs.
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