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[13 things that don’t make sense _ michael brooks] épilogue

Tonight , though , I am lying on a hilltop and staring at the stars.
Immediately , behind me in an Iron Age monument , the undulating peaks and troughs of an ancient fort. Its ditches and mounds were built seven hundred years before the birth of Christ .Just below me , invisible in the dark , is a relative newcomer to the landscape , a white horse that was carved into the chalk at the orders of Alfred the Great. N one is quite sure when that was done – probably a thousand years ago . My view upward affords me yet another historical sight : in between the creation of the fort and the creation of the white horse came the creation of the light streaming out from the belt of Orion .Though it is only now hitting my eye , the three stars that make up Orion’s belt blasted out this light around fifteen hundred years ago . It has been travelling ever since . When Alfred ordred the horse craving – as a celebration of his victory over the danes – tha light was still 6.000 trillion miles aways.
It’s nice to be able to put a figure on it ; it is a privilege to live in an era when we know how fast light travels. In fact , we are , privileged just to know that it doesn’t travel instantaneously across the univers. we take such knowledge for granted , but we shouldn’t ; it was hard won
[13 things that don’t make sense _ michael brooks]

what if time disappear

I have read this once :

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”

Reference: Mitch Albom, [The Time Keeper]”

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But i think that the problem here is what we conceive as time it’s in fact only the succession of event ,
it’s the numerical order of change .We just refer to it as the word time ,and we made stuff to make this change -or this progression- calculable .
Change happen and this is the way the univers arrange itself .
I guess that the problem is not in the time itself , the problem is in us , in our way to try to control everything , it’s our conception of modern life which make us unhappy and unsatisfied all the time.

I’m not against modernity , but i think that the solution for this is to be awake and to be conscious , to think in why and how we are doing things , in whom interest ?
to think what we really want to do and go for it , the conception of modern life will not be changed but your own life could be .
time

who the fucking hell i’m ?

who the fucking hell i’m ?
many years now and i still don’t recognise myself
i want to be something that i don’t even recognise what is it
am i a scientist ? am i an artist ? am i a combination between all of them ?
do i have faith ? am i an atheist ? am i religious ? i don’t know .
I don’t even know if i do believe or not .

But there is only one thing that i’m sure about is that i want to participate to make the world a better place.
I want to live free , i want to live in peace
i want take controle over my life

who am i

Humanism is a r…

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice. Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values-be they religious, ethical, social, or political-have their source in human experience and culture. Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny. • The Humanist Magazine

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