Sunday, January 28, 2007

Part 1: We haven't really accepted reality

Here's the famous photograph of Earthrise taken from Apollo 8.

But here's how the picture was actually framed that made the most sense to the astronaut in space that took the photograph. This perspective is uncomfortable to us because it literally undermines our understanding of the foundation on which we stand. We can't help but want to turn the picture 90 degrees and make the horizon horizontal.

We need to learn to accept new data for what it is, not what we want it to be.

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