Change Your Perspective

I’ve been enjoying the series on “Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography in the Bible” over at BioLogos, and the latest installment discusses the reasons why, without additional information provided by astronomy and the sciences more generally, ancient people could not realize that their sense perception of the universe was inaccurate.

Changing our perspective is hard, but the video below, shared by Phil Plait, takes an already-delightful astronomy video that has been circulating lately, and adapts it to more accurately reflect the universe as we now understand it through science, even though our unaided senses get a different impression.

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