Since the beginning of 2017 I have started a new series of drawings, which, in contrast to my previous works, showed my distinct passion for scientific fiction, quantum physics, astronomy, and the history of Earth. 

 

As I went further and deeper with all the subjects, amusingly, my focus, had been somehow shifting from fantasizing the alien world into questioning our human existence. It would appear that I was journeying to the unknown terrain so many light years away and abruptly making a return, not back to our earth, but to the inner self.

 

'Where Are We Going?' What a rudimentary question for every human being in this world, yet how many of us could be capable of providing the answer?  What does it mean to be human in this universe? 

Let the journey begin, and may the pursuit of knowledge and passion for love never stop. 

(first written in February, 2017, and last modified on March 29th, 2018)

She finally understood how she was but a mote of dust in a grand wind, a small leaf drifting over a broad river. She surrendered completely and allowed the wind to pass through her, allowed the sunlight to pierce her soul. 

 

---- "Death's End", Liu Cixin

'Curiosity, which may or may not eventuate in something useful, is probably the outstanding characteristic of modern thinking. It is not new. It goes back to Galileo, Bacon, and to Sir Isaac Newton, and it muse be absolutely unhampered.'

 

---- "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge", Abraham Flexner

The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre

Observe degree, priority, and place,

Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,

Offic, and custom, in all line of order;

And therefore is the glorious planet Sol

In noble eminence enthron'd and spher'd

Amidst the other; whose medicinable eye

Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil,

...

 

---- "Troilus and Cressida", William Shakespeare

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When radio waves were discovered, they weren't called radio waves, because there were no radios. They were discovered as some sort of radiation. 

 

Basic science for big breakthroughs needs to occur at a level where you are not asking, 'What's the economic gain?'. You are asking, 'What do we not know and where can we make progress?'

 

So what is LHC good for?

Could be nothing other than just understanding everything. 

 

---- "Partical Fever"

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity; and it was not meant that we should voyage far."

 

 ---- "The Call of Cthulhu" , H. P. Lovecraft

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