we could have been landing on the moon

November 25, 2012


Christians burnt down the library in Alexandria in the early days of the first millennium. It set western thought back centuries. It is possible that instead of discovering America in the 1400s, we could have been landing on the moon.

You hear people saying that one should be careful what you put on the net because it is there forever. Really? I think we have an exaggerated idea of how permanent the net is. It could be destroyed. (By a comet passing too close to the earth and wiping out all memories on computers. By heat. By lack of maintenance. Accidents.)

Is time moving faster? How could we measure it? I have more respect for the brief existence of insects. Our own lives are very brief.

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