Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Does It Matter?

The complexity of everyday reality belies the need for transcendence. Take for instance CRISPR which challenges the adage that you get what you get in terms of the hand you’re dealt. Of course not everyone is born with a full deck, but that’s another matter. Or take the question of other life forms. Kepler planets 1200 light years from earth show the presence of carbon which is one of the basic ingredients of life. String theory accounts for dimensionality and quanta with the small world. Dark Matter explains the right stuff and Dark Energy the endless expansion which increases the distance of celestial objects from each other thusly the inevitable darkening of Outer Space. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” might be rephrased “you don’t need philosophy when you have heaven and earth."

read the latest review of The Kafka Studies Department by Francis Levy in Booklife

and read the Kirkus review of The Kafka Studies Department by Francis Levy

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