Posts Tagged With: Science

VOYAGEUR

 

“Once I blazed across the sky,
Leaving trails of flame;
I fell to earth, and here I lie –
Who’ll help me up again?

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2018.


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LA MÈRE DE TOUT

 

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.”

 

~ Blaise Pascal ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a radically altered original photo of a ceramic creation taken in Paris in June 2018.


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GRAVITY

 

“Because there is a law such as gravity,
the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.”

 

~ Stephen Hawking ~

 

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LE PENSEUR

 

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

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THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

 

“Billions of years from now our sun,
then a distended red giant star,
will have reduced Earth to a charred cinder.
But the Voyager record will still be largely intact,
in some other remote region of the Milky Way galaxy,
preserving a murmur of an ancient civilization that once flourished.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a natural calcite formation taken in the Musée de Minéralogie in Paris in May 2018.


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THE DEVIL IS REAL

 

“Hope always deceives us
when it becomes a substitute for action.”

 

~ Marty Rubin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Bavaria, Germany in September 2016.


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THE GREAT EXTINCTION

 

“Our planet is currently undergoing
a mass extinction of species
called the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.”

 

~ Louie Psihoyos ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2018.


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FLUTTERBYE

 

“We are like butterflies
who flutter for a day
and think it is forever.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2018.


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FIRST LIGHT

 

“We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.”

 

~ Colin Mochrie ~

 

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WOODEN WORDS

 

“My trade and art is to live.”

 

~ Montaigne ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a piece of wood 1,988 years old taken in March 2018.


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NEANDERTHAL

 

“I like to imagine that the Neanderthals
were all really good artists.”

 

~ Jim Drain ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Neanderthal skull replica taken in March 2018.


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A BEAST WITHOUT A NAME

 

“A woolly man without a face
and a beast without a name…”

 

~Walter Becker and Donald Fagen ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in September 2017.


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A SEA OF HUMANITY

 

“Anyone who believes exponential growth
can go on forever in a finite world
is either a madman or an economist.”

 

~ Kenneth E. Boulding ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of art on a preserved section of the Berlin Wall taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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UNIVERSE

 

It has been said repeatedly that one can never,
try as he will, get around to the front of the universe.
Man is destined to see only its far side,
to realize nature only in retreat.”

 

~ Loren Eiseley ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in July 2015.


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ALREADY THERE

 

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art designed by Kai, taken in Paris in September 2017.


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STERNSCHNUPPEN

 

“We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.”

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Original photo of an iron-nickle meteorite taken in August 2017.

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BLEACH BONED AND HOLLOW SKULLED

 

“Death is the greatest illusion of all.”

 

~ Osho Rajneesh ~

 

000-bleach-boned-and-hollow-skulledDigitally enhance image created from an original photo taken at the Church of St. Katharin in the Ossuary of the Chapel of St Michael in Oppenheim, Germany in January 2010.


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THE CORRIDOR

 

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”

 

~ Benjamin Franklin ~

 

000-the-corridorDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken at Winchester Cathedral, England in June 2007.


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GELIDITY

 

“Absolute zero on the Kelvin scale is
minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 273.15 degrees Celsius).
Outer space is roughly 2.7 Kelvin
(-454.81 degrees Fahrenheit, -270.45 degrees Celsius).
That is the temperature of reality, of the universe you live in.”

 

 

000-gelidityDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in November 2010.


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THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

 

“…the universe has no sense of charity,
no laws of kindness and love…”

 

 

000-the-absurdity-of-it-allDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of an excavated Roman cemetery taken in Germany in September 1987.


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