Have you ever thought about how we know what we know about the Universe?
The macro Universe – that one out there that you look at day by day, and if you look at the moon or the stars, night by night.
That whole wondrous Milky Way and the Constellations and the occasional falling stars.
How do we know how far away are the sun and the other stars?
How did the Big Bang become a part of what we know?
What this doesn’t explain to me is just when did homo sap get around to seeing shapes in stars? To naming those constellations which we now know only as our “Astrological Signs”?
The Plaeides or “Seven Sisters” is very old because it is known as that both in Northern Hemisphere mythologies and in ancient Indigenous Australian tales.
Taurus appears in the cave paintings of the Ice Age in France and Spain. Yes, I know the Seven Sisters is a part of Taurus.
What of my Capricorn and all the others? When did they appear?
Yes, while I am in awe of the discoveries made by Astronomers and Physicists and Mathematicians, my interests are people and their thoughts. The origins of the myths we are surrounded by. The almost universal myths. It is time for me to begin writing of them.
After nearly two years I need to continue a train of thought.
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