Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Metaphysical Speculation

"There is a philosophy that says that if something is unobservable -- unobservable in principle -- it is not part of science. If there is no way to falsify or confirm a hypothesis, it belongs to the realm of metaphysical speculation, together with astrology and spiritualism. By that standard, most of the universe has no scientific reality -- it's just a figment of our imaginations."

- Leonard Susskind (1940 - )


Dan Sifuentes said...

Are those photos or paintings?

Andy Ilachinski said...

Hi Dan: those are "straight photos" (no manipulation other than usual crop, curves, noise, sharpening) of spots of paint on old tires at the sea port in Athen, Grfeece (taken in 2008).