Monday, February 12, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Crazy asteroids. Staring at the abyss.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-02-12]: A craze asteroid going in the “wrong” direction. [1] Weird? Unique? Result of a set of coincidences or something more “special” astronomers wonder? But what is “special” anyway? What is “unique”? Everything is unique! Everything is the same! Special pieces of a puzzle seen only by those special enough to watch out for special pieces. But even more unique is the ability of some not to look at the pieces but at the puzzle itself. The asteroid is not special. Take a step back. You look at the asteroid. But the asteroid stares back. “Why do you stare at me?” he asks. And your inability to utter an answer frightens you…

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