Monday, April 25, 2005

You are the first and only person to ever experience this moment

"If I have seen further than certain other men, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton (1642–1727), Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1675.

While Newton was making a reference to his dependency on Galileo’s and Kepler’s work in physics and astronomy, his words are very accurate for many situations. If one thinks of the history of a culture, life, the Earth or time, it seems it is there is almost nothing that did not depend on what has come before. ('Depend on' does not have to mean 'necessarily require' but it might).

When you have some free time, try to imagine the billions and billions of events (and non-events) that have occurred (and not occurred) since the birth of Time to make You.


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