Sunday, January 15, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Planck, cosmic radiation, senses…

planck20100706-browsePhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-01-15]: The Planck telescope, put in space to map the oldest light in the Universe, has run out of the helium coolant that keeps it in full working order [source: BBC News]. Planck's quest has been to survey the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). What we “see” is based on our senses. The things Planck sees we cannot see. And vice-versa. So what is “really” there? Who is “right” ? If you change your “eyes” (e.g. if the Planck spaceship cools down its instruments so that it can see the cosmic microwave background radiation) do you “see” better or do you see something which is not there…?

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