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January 21, 2013

Five Views of the Universe

The universe is a large and unwieldy object, and finding a proper spot from which to regard it in a good light is a problem,

considering that the spot, the spectator, and the light are all part of the spectacle to be viewed. Nonetheless, the universe is such a large, and, frankly, intrusive object that one cannot help but view it, and, since there is no such thing as a viewpoint from nowhere, one must have a viewpoint. The viewpoint will determine which aspects of the view loom large, which diminish with distance, which are hidden by obstructions in the landscape, and so on. Which viewpoint is best? Well, that depends, I suppose, on your viewpoint. -- | John C. Wright's Journal

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 21, 2013 8:53 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.