Saturday, 11 September 2010

Contracting Universe

Pleasant cognitive dissonance. We believe, because science tells us it is true, that the universe is expanding. But our experience of growing from a child to an adult is of the world around us appearing to shrink ... there's a rather delicious conceptual inertia in this. If the universe (seemed to) shrink so markedly during my first two decades, surely it will continue to do so ...

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