The Reality Report: Episode 98

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Episode 98

The sixth episode in a series with Gyrus which sprawls across a variety of topics in anthropology, cosmology, cognitive science and recent political developments. We return to questions of cosmology and its cultural impacts, particularly considering the Copernican Revolution. Gyrus provides helpful historical background to this before we consider the seemingly paradoxical pairing of humiliation and valorisation that it provided for the European branch of humanity (no longer the centre of the Universe, but clever enough to have figured that out!). In the process we touch on hermeticism, the discovery of hermetic texts during the Renaissance and Giordano Bruno's 16th century suggestion that there might be other worlds supporting lifeforms (which got him burned at the stake).


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