via Yuval Noah Harari: What explains the rise of humans? | TED Talk | TED.com.
“The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away, it diminished in size. Finally, it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart … seeing this has to change a man.”
Here’s a fantastic video recommended by my friend Hariod Brawn at Contentedness.net. I wonder if consciousness would have captured our attention with such endurance if it wasn’t for the mysterious and abstruse quality that Hariod […]