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

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