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Category Archives: The demise of Cartesian ways of knowing

What lies at the edges

Scientific accuracy isn’t about how well the world ‘out there’ is represented, it is about how well other possibilities and accounts about the world are excluded from the discourse.

The edge of the universe

The universe is mind-threateningly large – so large that ‘it’ disturbs our categories of size and our predispositions to measure things. And yet, our best sciences tell us it exploded into place eons ago, and is thus finite. Some intriguing questions emerge: where is the edge of the universe, and what lies beyond it? I …Continue Reading >>>

Certainty is a ruse

If you never want to go astray, never ask a question; never entertain any doubts; never break a rule; never cross a boundary. Stick true to the prescribed territories and you will be heaven-safe. The most lasting cure for unbridled curiosity is unyielding certainty. However, to those who hear silent echoes in the gaps, and heed …Continue Reading >>>

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Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.