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Pile Of Stones

In Life by Brian Koberlein4 Comments

When you go to a remote telescope site, one of the things you’ll notice here and there are small piles of stones. Folks put them up when the visit as a way to mark their presence. “I was here.” they seem to say. “I’ve left my mark.”┬áIt’s not just astronomers that do this. Hikers, tourists and wayward travelers often make …

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Sum Of The Parts

In Life by Brian Koberlein3 Comments

There are those who believe scientific reductionism may give us knowledge, but it destroys meaning. But that isn’t what science does at all.

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Shore of Diamonds

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We live on a shore of diamonds, and surrounded by such a wealth of beauty, we struggle to recognize the sublime rarity of each and every one of us.

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Wish You Were Here

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What’s striking about these images is how they have the feel of old vacation photographs. The kind you might find in your parent’s shoebox, or you might remember from your own trips.

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Call of the Void

In Life by Brian Koberlein4 Comments

It is a feeling both wondrous and terrifying. A realization that you are clinging to a rock in motion through the cosmos, and the feeling that the pull of the world might not be enough to hold you.