THE SCALE OF THINGS February 10, 2012Posted by wmmbb in Personal Experience, Philosophy.
Tags: Consciousness Studies, Light-year, Philosophy of Mind
We might not be able to comprehend infinity, although at least 78 million light years might well be infinity for practical purposes, although it has a beginning and an end, and measures across the Galaxy.
Measurements range from the very small to the very big.
Could this have been the most important photo ever taken?
What is the philosophical significance of these scales? But it seems there is a measurement problem:
If the world ends, from negligence, greed or fear, ahead of time, what then will happen to the music of Beethoven, or what meaning will there be left for any of our lives. While we may be in essence doubting consciousness, we do not seem to be able to live, let alone live well, without a sense of meaning.
- Lost Beethoven letter goes on display in Germany (travelnews.britishairways.com)
- Scale of the Universe is an interactive experience that takes you from atoms to galaxies (thenextweb.com)
- The nostalgia of the infinite (room4truth.com)