The question of infinity.
Time and space must be infinite. Otherwise, there would have to be a definable boundary. When the immense nothingness of truly outer space comes to an end, what is left but nothing... a whole lot of nothing. The fact (or possibility) that there will be no one around to measure infinity - which would be, of course, infinite -, nor will there be anything which will actually traverse all of infinity spatially, is irrelevant. You don't need to arrive at infinity in order to imagine a space-time universe that is just so.
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Quoth the parrot — "Nevermore."
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1949) is considered one of America's great writers.
- Poe penned his most famous poem, The Raven, in his 30s.
- Originally, the poem's feathered subject was a bit flamboyant.
Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.
- An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
- Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
- Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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