Saturday, January 28, 2017

What Is Now Proved Was Once Only Imagined

 The Power 
 of Imagination 
 William Blake 

 What is now proved 

1972: Apollo 17 command module floating above the moon in 1972. Notice the similarity in shape and even the similarity in construction with the module (below) in the Méliès 1902 sci-fi animated film: A Trip to the Moon. 

 Was once 

 1902: Still from the Méliès 1902 sci-fi film: A Trip to the Moon. The command module that held the astronauts was inserted into a super-gun to send it to the moon.

 Only imagined 

See my related in-depth blogs about 
The Work of the Imagination
The History of the Future

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What Is Knowledge?

What Is Knowledge?

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility … 
The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.

What we can *know*
Portrait of Einstein and his formula e=mc2

is confined
by our ability to imagine
Robert Fludd diagram of the brain and mind

in the universe
Hubble photograph of two galaxies colliding

that can be translated 
into our narrow 
symbolic thought
Handwritten notes by Galileo about the moons of Jupiter he saw orbiting the planet with his telescope
Part of a draft of a letter by Galileo in which he described the power of his new telescope. In these drawings he noted what he observed when he first looked through the telescope at Jupiter and was able to see its four moons. 

Drawing of the human brain inside a person's head