“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Today is Sunday, February 2, 2014. It’s 7:18 p.m.

But it is not REALLY “Sunday” or “the second day of February.” Obviously it is not actually “2014” and it isn’t “7:18 post meridian.” All of these are human conventions and measures, superimposed on the openness that truly IS. 

You knew that, right? 

Right?


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