Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lovecraft on our relative insignificance & absolute hubris

Kela quoted the following from Lovecraft in this post:

"Now all my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos-at-large. To me there is nothing but puerility in a tale in which the human form—and the local human passions and conditions and standards—are depicted as native to other worlds or other universes."

In Lovecraft's quote about human systems being native to the universe I'm reminded of my examination of math as one such supposed nativity. And its related basis for objective and universal structures (Platonic even) of said universe in this thread. Frightening indeed. Horrific even. Welcome to the machine.


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