Archive for April, 2011

Experience of Phyical Space–as viewed from Space

April 29, 2011

I just ran across this post at boston.com’s “Big Picture” blog (via Andrew Sullivan). Aside from beautiful photographs, it got me to thinking about how we experience space.

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“Crisis”

April 29, 2011

A crisis, to me, means that something is existentially threatened–it might cease to exist. Not just change, even dramatically. There are better, more specific, precise, words to describe change. Likewise, the simple fact of uncertainty is not necessarily a defining element of a crisis alone. There has to be uncertainty, certainly, but uncertainty by itself does not equal crisis.

Title from article Jason Miller posted on Buzz: Blind Spot: Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty.