Mirror of Zen Blog

Category: Science and Reason

Reality Cheat-Sheet

The Buddhist view of reality is also the view of physics. This is a helpful cheat-sheet of things I teach all the time when bringing people into retreat.

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Our Junk

The satellite-strewn sky, in a stack of cumulative exposures taken over just 30 minutes on June 4/5, 2024 from latitude 51° N, looking south. The field is 100° by 75°.

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Everything and All

This is the most accurate map of the entire known Universe, in one image: Your problems in life? They’re even smaller than unimaginably small.

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Out of Africa

While we as a species may have evolved in Africa, modern humans did not arise in one location, but around the continent. Leading to a new out of Africa model

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