"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve."
@2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#existence #natureofexistence #atheism #Free Thinking Atheism #free thought #science #mystery #Max Planck #max planck
"In our tenure of this planet, we have accumulated dangerous, evolutionary baggage — propensities for aggression and ritual, submission to leaders, hostility to outsiders, all of which puts our survival in some doubt. We have also acquired compassion for others, love for our children, a desire to learn from history and experience, and a great, soaring passionate intelligence — the clear tools for our continued survival and prosperity."
@2 weeks ago with 12 notes
#Sagan #sagansense #carl sagan #existence #survival #evolution
"This life as you now live it and have lived it will repeat innumerable times more, and there will be nothing new. Every pain, joy, thought and sigh will return to you, all in the same succession and sequence. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!"
The Gay Science, §341 (edited excerpt).
@3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#friedrich nietzsche #existence #existential #consciousness #meaningless purpose
Let's talk about DEATH, baby.: Welcome To the Dark Side...or Not.
@6 months ago with 1 note
I am on an endless pursuit to explore the unknown; to muse and ponder and discuss the great beyond. There are so many details about existence that have forever been unknown, and likely will continue to be, but I find no reason to shy away from a topic just because you cannot find…