or My Singapore’s speech “For a new vision of the universe and of the meaning of life.” Orazio Guglielmini Part two The history of the universe has many endings – big crunch, big rip, big freeze, big bounce, etc., – but not a single beginning. No one dares to go beyond Max Planck’s
(I must excuse myself for the mistakes, but I hope that somebody could find equally the post interesting) 1 By human hand 2 By an eruption of a supervolcano 3 BY the impact with a meteorite 4 By the gamma rays from a supernova 5 Swallowed by a black hole
In other words, what would the universe be like if there were no human beings? It would not have a name, no attributes; it would not make any sense. It would be as it is. What does that mean? It means just that, nameless. All the mountains, plains, animals, plants, seas, planets, stars, galaxies, empty
Firstly, we must ask ourselves, ignoring for a moment the question of believer or atheist, what is physicalism and what does it mean to be a physicalist. It actually means many things, and in my case, at least four. The first instance, and the one which revolutionised my existence, I owe to my Uncle Carlo.
Take, as an example, what is happening these days in America, take hurricane Sandy. To recognize his formation, his destructive violence, fury and try to see and avoid the negative consequences on the population was science, meteorological science. And so, thanks to it, if the dead, instead of being many, possibly millions, are reduced to