We may be an insignificant and fleeting moment in time…and we know it

December 17th, 2014
tumblr_lvcuokqM4g1qh2176.gifConventional wisdom has long held that we live in a vast and indeed expanding universe, in which we humans are but a seemingly small and insignificant part.  

But in that classic view, are we not giving ourselves enough credit? Perhaps we are more unique than we think.  Perhaps we are not all that ordinary, on a not so ordinary rock in the vast cosmos.  

Just maybe, that classic view, needs to be reexamined.  That is what Caleb Scharf has done in his new book The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities.

My conversation with Caleb Scharf: