“classical modern science described only the surface of things, a single dimension of reality. and the more dogmatically science treated it as the only dimension, as the very essence of reality, the more misleading it became. today, for instance, we may know immeasurably more about the universe than our ancestors did, and yet, it increasingly seems they knew something more essential about it than we do, something that escapes us.
…there appear to be no integrating forces, no unified meaning, no true inner understanding of phenomena in our experience of the world. experts can explain anything in the objective world to us, yet we understand our own lives less and less.”
– václav havel, “the need for transcendence in the postmodern world” (liberty medal acceptance speech), july 4, 1994.
above: nasa image of buenos aires and the paraná river delta. technology is so cool. now, if i could just teleport, we’d be set…
“they keep saying that sea levels are rising an’ all this. it’s not to do with the icebergs melting; it’s because there’s too many fish in it. get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. simple. basic science.”
– the one, the only karl pilkington, this blog’s namesake.