Tag Archives: wonder

Sailing?

Embodied and mortal consciousnesses together–7 billion of us!–subject to pain, held to the rocky surface of a sphere by gravity in a vast cosmic ocean, beacon lights (such as they are) random and far away. The Earth is our Titanic, … Continue reading

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John Lloyd’s TED Talk, “Inventory of the Invisible”

__________ Here are four things that I take from this brief TED talk: The empire of the visible is dwarfed by the greater empire of the invisible. There are things that don’t exist, though we imagine them to exist. We hide … Continue reading

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Mars, the Book

A miracle. This is not the American Southwest, but part of Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater on Mars. The (apparently sedimentary) rocks exposed here are more than three billion years old. Curiosity is about six miles from them. Behold the Book of Mars. We’ll … Continue reading

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Mars High Resolution Image from Curiosity

An eerily Earth-like image of the Martian ground and Gale’s crater wall:

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“Miracle, Mystery, and Authority”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  A brown robed friar among mission flowers.   A child spins before him.   Sun-gleaming,   dizzying the motion.   Will the heavens never stop   in their orbits and explosions?

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