Julie’s November 2020 Blog

One of my life signatures involves an inherent tendency to seek out alternative ways of considering—well, everything.

Today’s quote from physicist John Wheeler:

“We had this old idea, that there is a universe out there, and here is man, the observer, safely protected from the universe by a six-inch slab of plate glass.”

2 Replies to “Julie’s November 2020 Blog”

  1. John Wheeler! I’ve run into many of his quotes over the decades. Back around 1975 or so, he did, however, “ruin” my default feeling of general safety by speculating that “our” universe is likely but one in a multiverse.

    1. Well, wouldn’t he do that! In light of current events, the plate glass and sneeze screen idea hits home. Maybe we’re safer “out there” than “in here”?

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