The universe has become conscious of itself (please read description)

Kanages Ramesh

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Artist's Description

“Any ape can reach for a banana, but only humans can reach for the stars. Apes live, contend, breed and die in forests—end of story. Humans write, investigate, create and quest. We splice genes, split atoms, launch rockets. We peer upward into the heart of the Big Bang and delve deeply into the digits of pi. Perhaps most remarkably of all, we gaze inward, piecing together the puzzle of our own unique and marvelous brain. It makes the mind reel. How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Especially awe-inspiring is the fact that any single brain, including yours, is made up of atoms that were forged in the hearts of of countless far-flung stars billions of years ago. These particles drifted for aeons and light years until gravity and chance brought them together here, now. These atoms now form a conglomerate—your brain—that can not only ponder the very stars that gave it birth but can also think about its own ability to think and wonder about its own ability to wonder. With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly , is the greatest mystery of all.”

- from “The Tell-Tale Brain” by Prof. V.S., Ramachandran

(Brain courtesy Google stock; Mine courtesy Evolutionary stock. Effect applied “Illusion” ( or “Maya”) on Photoscape :))

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