The Cosmic Perspective

Living on Earth had an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He had a number of comments shared by the SF community (as distinguished from the more generally speculative) that makes me wonder if their perspective isn't a universal for any lover of the cosmos: to see the world from the point of view of the greater universe, which leads them to translate this idea to a human level.

Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, puts this idea into present practicality in his Chautauqua lecture today. Invaluable.


In other, more mystical news, you can vacation in ghoulish style.

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