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Probable impossibilities

June 14, 2021– “In Probable Impossibilities: Reflections on Beginnings and Endings, poetic physicist Alan Lightman sifts through four centuries of scientific advancement, from Kepler’s groundbreaking laws of planetary motion to the thousands of habitable exoplanets discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission, to estimate that even with planets orbiting about one-tenth of all stars, the fraction of living matter in the universe is roughly one billionth of a billionth: if all matter in the universe were the Gobi desert, life would not be more than a grain of sand. ” Maria Popova shares more. (6 readings)

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