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Aug. 15th, 2012

All information is perspective.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1109756.html
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Aug. 15th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)

Maximum distance from the sun: 94 million 537 thousand miles
Minimum distance from the sun: 91 million 377 thousand miles
Mean distance from the sun: 92 million 957 thousand and 200 miles
Mean Orbital velocity: 66000 miles per hour
Orbital eccentricity: 0.017
Obliquity of the ecliptic: 23 degrees 27 minutes 8.26 seconds
Length of the tropical year: equinox to equinox 365.24 days
Length of the sidereal year: fixed star to fixed star 365.26 days
Length of the mean solar day: 24 hours and 3 minutes and 56.5555 seconds at mean solar time
Length of the mean sidereal day: 23 hours and 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds at mean sidereal time
Mass: 6600 million million million tons
Equatorial diameter: 7927 miles
Polar diameter: 7900 miles
Oblateness: one 298th
Density: 5.41
Mean surface gravitational acceleration of the rotating earth: 32.174 feet per second per second
Escape velocity: 7 miles per second…

- Vangelis, “Albedo 0.39”

You were saying?

2+2=4 is true everywhere (except in 1984's Oceania). If you meant to say, “All experience is subjective,” well, there you're right. But to say that nothing is true, it's all spin, is to fall prey to the Multi-Culti PC tiger-pit dug expressly for this purpose. If nothing is true then they're not wrong and your parents are not right, which is where this destructive fatalism took root originally.

Aug. 17th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
All those "facts" are just measurements. All measurements are perspectives, because all instruments are extensions of our brains, and the universe we experience is actually a holographic representation of what our brain guesses the universe looks like, based on a tiny portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is impossible to say anything for sure about the universe, other than "it exists." Everything else is one tiny perspective on a whole we cannot possibly know everything about.

Therefore, all information is perspective.
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