Resolution.

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(taken with a digital camera)

“If the universe is infinite,
and contains an infinite number of stars,
why is the night dark?”
Olber’s paradox

Resolution: “The night is dark
because the universe is young.

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Nuestros cerebros son producto tanto de la luz como de la oscuridad. La Tierra gira y nos empuja de la luz solar, a la media luz, a la noche, a la media luz, y de nuevo a la luz solar – una y otra vez sin parar. Nada, absolutamente nada en la vida de nuestros antepasados, ni siquiera los cambios de estaciones, fue más constante y más seguro que la inmersión del día en la oscuridad. Nuestros antepasados ​​fueron observadores de estrellas a la fuerza. Por la noche se deslizaban fuera de sus cavernas y contemplaban la cúpula brillante de la noche, de horizonte a horizonte, que llenaba la mitad de su campo visual. Los sueños también son siempre fruto de la oscuridad. Nuestros antepasados se asustaban ante ese caos y por ello dieron imágenes familiares a esas estrellas: animales y dioses, tótems tribales. La oscuridad fue el primer libro de poesía y las constelaciones fueron sus poemas.

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Our brains are sculpted as much by darkness as by light. The Earth turns on, bringing us from the Sun’s light, to the half-light, to the night, to the half-light, and back to the light – again and again. Nothing, absolutely nothing in our ancestor’s lives, not even the changing seasons, was more constant, more certain, than the diurnal immersion into darkness. Our ancestors were star watchers perforce. At night they crept out of their caves and the glittering dome of night arched from horizon to horizon, filling half of their visual field. Dreams are always fruits of the darkness too. Our ancestors were frightened by the chaos and they imposed familiar images upon the stars: animals and gods, tribal totems. The darkness was the first book of poetry and the constellations were the poems. 

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.. Seven Stars

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