Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cosmic Perspective: with Jana Levin

Jana Levin echos something I first heard Neil deGrasse Tyson say on last week's SPACE radiolab re-broadcast. When we observe galaxies in all directions from our vantage point on earth moving out and awy from us, logic would have us think we are near the center of the universe. This is not so, because no matter where an observer stands in the cosmos all distant points of light appear to be moving away from said observer at an equal rate. Knowing this subtle yet profound detail takes our anthropocentric earthism down a few more pegs. Which is great IMHO.

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