The Hubble Telescope has revealed an unimaginably immense and beautiful universe. The video above, produced by Dr. Mario Livio, an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, concerns the philosophical implications of what we’ve seen with Hubble. This first one is called “In an Immense Universe, Small is Significant. The key idea is that, although we are extraordinarily small in this immense universe, that does not mean we are insignificant.
In this next short video Livio speaks to the beauty and power of science itself.
Livio is also the author of popular books including:
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe,
The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number,
The Accelerating Universe: Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos, and