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As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
But among all these many departments of research, these many branches of industry, new and old, which are being rapidly expanded, there is one dominating all others in importanceone which is of the greatest significance for the comfort and welfare, not t
Gφdel proved that the world of pure mathematics is inexhaustible; no finite set of axioms and rules of inference can ever encompass the whole of mathematics; given any finite set of axioms, we can find meaningful mathematical questions which the axioms leave unanswered. I hope that an analogous Situation exists in the physical world. If my view of the future is correct, it means that the world of physics and astronomy is also inexhaustible; no matter how far we go into the future, there will always be new things happening, new information coming in, new worlds to explore, a constantly expanding domain of life, consciousness, and memory.
I despair of persuading people to drop the familiar and comforting tactic of dichotomy. Perhaps, instead, we might expand the framework of debates by seeking other dichotomies more appropriate than, or simply different from, the conventional divisions. All dichotomies are simplifications, but the rendition of a conflict along differing axes of several orthogonal dichotomies might provide an amplitude of proper intellectual space without forcing us to forgo our most comforting tool of thought.
I had no idea of the worldwide influence of it [the worlds first kidney transplant]. It expanded to other organs, multiple organs.
Louise: How did you get here? Johnny: Well, basically, there was this little dot, right? And the dot went bang and the bang expanded. Energy formed into matter, matter cooled, matter lived, the amoeba to fish, to fish to fowl, to fowl to frog, to frog to mammal, the mammal to monkey, to monkey to man, amo amas amat, quid pro quo, memento mori, ad infinitum, sprinkle on a little bit of grated cheese and leave under the grill till Doomsday.
Man, the cutting edge of terrestrial life, has no rational alternative but to expand the environmental and resource base beyond earth.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
The increase of disorder or entropy with time is one example of what is called an arrow of time something that gives a direction to time and distinguishes the past from the future. There are at least three different directions of time. First, there is the thermodynamic arrow of timethe direction of time in which disorder or entropy increases. Second, there is the psychological arrow of time. This is the direction in which we feel time passesthe direction of time in which we remember the past, but not the future. Third, there is the cosmological arrow of time. This is the direction of time in which the universe is expanding rather than contracting.
The study of abstract science offers unbounded fields of pleasurable, healthful, and ennobling exercise to the restless intellect of man, expanding his powers and enlarging his conceptions of the wisdom, the energy, and the beneficence of the Great Ruler of the universe
The term ecology comes from the Greek word oikos, and means the household. Ecological responsibility, then, begins at home and expands to fill the entire planet.
The Universe knows itself and expands itself through me.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Yet I also appreciate that we cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as wellfor we will not fight to save what we do not love (but only appreciate in some abstract sense). So let them all continuethe films, the books, the television programs, the zoos, the little half acre of ecological preserve in any community, the primary school lessons, the museum demonstrations, even ... the 6:00 A.M. bird walks. Let them continue and expand because we must have visceral contact in order to love. We really must make room for nature in our hearts.