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    thinking the improbable // the appetite for wonder
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    Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how our human frame of reference — the things we can perceive with our five senses, and understand with our eight-pound brain — limits our understanding of the universe. Think of it: We can't see atoms, we can't see infrared light, we can't hear ultrasonic frequencies, but we know without a doubt that they exist. What else is out there that we can't yet perceive — what dimensions of space, what aspects of time, what forms of life?
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    "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder"

    Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
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    richard     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    This reminds me of a Carl Sagan speaking about other dimensions.
    First Dark     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    Lovely! I hadn't seen this clip of Sagan.
    jTp     Mon, Dec 17, 2007  Permanent link
    Our perceptions limit us.....
    Michael Garrett     Mon, Dec 17, 2007  Permanent link
    Our experience is limited to a very small slice of a very large pie.
     
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