Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Sound of One Hand Clapping - go figure!

unlike other animals, humans are acutely aware of their own mortality and are terrified of death. But the study of cosmology gives us sense of timelessness, of being part of something much larger. The fact that your own personal life is finite is less frightening when you know you are part of evolving universe - an ever-unfolding drama. This is probably the closest a scientist can come to having religions experience.

Source: Phantoms in the Brain, V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee link
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