sábado, 20 de abril de 2013

Feliz 4 | 20: un año más de blogging.

Hoy este blog cumple un año más; un total de tres años. Y pensé apropiado para el post de aniversario colgar el Calendario Cósmico—popularizado por Carl Sagan*. La imagen es una escala de 13.8 billones de años—la edad del universo—comprimidos en un 'año'. Visto así, el Big Bang ocurrió en el primer día de enero; y la civilización romana hizo su aparición en los últimos 15 minutos, de la última hora, del 31 de diciembre. Cada segundo del calendario son 434 años del universo; 1.57 millones de años por hora; y 37.7 millones de años por día: 


 

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*“The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for art, a subject which I had never much appreciated before. The understanding of the intent of the artist which I can achieve when high sometimes carries over to when I'm down. This is one of many human frontiers which cannabis has helped me traverse. There also have been some art-related insights - I don't know whether they are true or false, but they were fun to formulate. For example, I have spent some time high looking at the work of the Belgian surrealist Yves Tanguey. Some years later, I emerged from a long swim in the Caribbean and sank exhausted onto a beach formed from the erosion of a nearby coral reef. In idly examining the arcuate pastel-colored coral fragments which made up the beach, I saw before me a vast Tanguey painting. Perhaps Tanguey visited such a beach in his childhood.”Carl Sagan (1971)