A short Spinoza philosophy lecture... and more...

Onduidelijk wie de spreker is, maar hij lijkt redelijk op de hoogte met Spinoza's filosofie. Daarom neem ik de YouTube-video hier over.

Dit praatje over de Ethica werd

De maker schrijft: I agree with the sentiments of Thomas Paine when he said the world is his country and all peoples are his kin. Some may view this utopian but its roots lie in the higher perspective where planet Earth is looked upon as one planet and we the human species are united by our common habitation, our common origin, and our common mortality.

The actual is greater than the superficial and the certainty of death can be a driving force for solidarity and not a suppresed anxiety that drives us towards division and despair. Our connections are deep and our differences are at times shallow. This is my hope that we move towards a progressive world of Pangea and leave behind the puddles we have wallowed in for far too long.

Hij plaatste op 3 februari 2009 ook
The Grand scale of the Universe - Earth -Cosmos-atoms


"Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe.
A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference-darwin and others on our cosmic voyage.

Kort nadat ik het blog over Paul Davies had, die even refereerde aan Spinoza, vind ik het wel aardig te ontdekken dat de mysterieuze maker (of instantie?) die de Spinoza les bracht, ook zo gefasineerd is door de kennis die de wetenschap over de kosmos bereikte. Hij maakte er vele video's over, zoals

Planet Earth-a grain of sand in the universe [14 januari 2009] en plaatste meer dan honderd andere video's. Wie zit hier achter?

Nog maar een paar dagen geleden, 13 maart 2009 kwam Universe: Journey from Earth to the Edge of the Cosmos (I), kennelijk het begin van een serie.