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The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far by Lawrence M. Krauss

The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far by Lawrence M. Krauss

Author:Lawrence M. Krauss
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Atria Books


Chapter 14

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COLD, STARK REALITY: BREAKING BAD OR BEAUTIFUL?

From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

—JOB 38:29

It is easy to pity the poor protagonists in Plato’s cave, who may understand everything there is to know about the shadows on the wall, except that they are shadows. But appearances can be deceiving. What if the world around us is just a similar shadow of reality?

Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window, and the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. It might look like this:

Photograph by Helen Filatova



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