Conspiracy theory lovers rejoice! There are a bunch (thousands) of unedited pictures from Apollo 8-16 missions published on Flickr here. All photos in this article above and below are high-resolution Apollo imagery scanned by NASA’s Johnson Space Center, courtesy of NASA.
Time perception in Western culture is about moving forward. We project ourselves moving forward through our life with the time. Here’s some key points I always wanted to put together for the article. So, I’m sorry for this powerpoint style.
Although time seems to flow, this “ride” has no destination. “Autumn does not become winter, there was autumn and there is winter.” [Dogen’s Shobogenzo]
The borderline between You and outer world is pure illusion. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
“Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognized as sound only at our nerve centers. The falling of the tree or any other disturbance will produce vibration of the air. If there be no ears to hear, there will be no sound.”
Past and Future are illusions as well. Can you present yourself without telling about your past?
When you plan something enjoyable, do you really enjoy it when it comes?
When is NOW?
Time concept is good for planning (“Let’s meet tonight at 8 o’clock”)
Time concept is not good to be worry about (ever-slipping future)
If you ever can be productive, the time is NOW
You might noticed a nice picture in my previous article. It is a shot of an airplane wreckage probably from the 2WW, abandoned in the West Sahara desert. I took it from the article in Wired.com under the title “Ghostly Plane Wrecks Found in Remote, Exotic Locations” by Jakob Schiller. The article was published on April 29th, 2013. Few days later there was a real crash of an American military refueling plane KC-135 far-far-away in Kyrgyzstan. Very sad thing to happen in 21st century.
The pictures in this Wired article are taken from portfolio of Dietmar Eckell.