Friday, August 3, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Being watched… The darkest hour…


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-08-03]: Are we being watched? Tens of other worlds could spot the Earth. Scientists have turned exoplanet-hunting on its head, in a study that instead looks at how an alien observer might be able to detect Earth using our own methods. They find that at least nine exoplanets are ideally placed to observe transits of Earth. (when the Sun darkens because Earth passes in front of him) [1]Tiny specs of dust. Large planets. Conscious humans. Existing. Being watched. But there is no one there. The cosmos is dark and empty. Open your eye. Look carefully. Something illuminates the world into existence. A strong light. It is coming from you. But still, you will not see it. Except during your darkest hour...

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