20 July 2012

'An earthworm’s brain is more complicated than a lifeless galaxy'

...One cosmic possibility is, roughly, that every possible local world exists. This we can call the All Worlds Hypothesis. Another possibility, which might have obtained, is that nothing ever exists. This we can call the Null Possibility. In each of the remaining possibilities, the number of worlds that exist is between none and all. There are countless of these possibilities, since there are countless combinations of particular possible local worlds...
-- Derek Parfit 
Photo: CJ Kale and Nick Selway

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