The image of Pluto eclipsing the Sun is the most striking to me. That the human eye could see the effects of its parent star from such a perspective... New Horizons, indeed. The first photo of Pluto:
Check out this interesting post by my cousin, Seth Segall, over at the Existential Buddhist. The topics Seth discusses include whether consciousness is emergent from or intrinsic to the physical world, the place of values (human or otherwise) in the universe, and the variety of God concepts available to those willing to philosophize about such matters. Seth [...]
Another one for the ontological pluralism file. Delivered a few months back at the Cosmology of Love conference at CIIS.
“Two things fill the mind with ever-renewing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind is drawn to think of them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.” So says Kant in the conclusion to his Critique of Practical Reason. He goes on to explain that neither the [...]
from Creative Evolution (Ch. 1, pgs. 4-6): "...as regards the psychical life unfolding beneath the symbols which conceal it, we readily perceive that time is just the stuff it is made of. There is, moreover, no stuff more resistant nor more substantial. For our duration is not merely one instant replacing another; if it were, [...]