THESIS: scientists say the moon is airless, windless and wave-less. But you can see on the Apollo footage how fine-ground is its sand! I know how sand is made, and you couldn’t do it without wind and waves. It only goes to show how ignorant scientists are!You can set out similar sense of wonder dialectics to do with the stars in the night sky, evolution, heavier elements and so on.
ANTITHESIS: the lunar dust is ground by repeated meteor strikes. Which, since meteors don’t strike all that frequently means ...
SYNTHESIS: [as the intimation of the true scale of the timescale involved flushes through the brain ...] Oh. My God.
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Dialectical Sense-of-wonderism: the thesis is some commonplace comprehension or unthought error about the cosmos. The antithesis is the correction by actual facts. The synthesis is the sudden yawning mind-blowing apprehension of the vastness of things. For example: