07 March 2008

How Special!

Death Ray

Sometimes when we argue for the privileged point of view (whether it's in philosophy or fiction), we miss the REALLY big picture. It seems this particular epoch of universal history is, indeed, privileged. In a "few" years, the universe will look completely different. And humanity (or whatever) will seem even more isolated—from its origins and from everything else. I eat this stuff up!

Tip of the hat to Dennis Dutton for the link to the article, but that Death Star thing is almost unfathomably awesome.

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