Friday, September 9, 2011

On Ignorance, Knowledge, And The Future.

Bear with me; I'm on a Lovecraft kick this week...
 
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or fleed from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"
 
As we chase the weirdness of quantum phsyics like a white rabbit down the wormhole of strange implications, I see moments when these words could ring horribly, horribly true.
 
But enough of that! On to tentacles in the sky....
Apparently, this was released last year. I think I will look for it. Read more HERE.

3 comments:

Jessica Penot said...

The movie looks great. I wonder if its wandered its way onto netflix yet? I also love the cute little Cthulhu picture and the quote.

Little Gothic Horrors said...

There was definitely an "ignorance is bliss" theme running through Lovecraft's writing. Maybe as human beings we are ultimately doomed by our own innate curiosity.

Autumnforest said...

I'm with you. I think some day, we will discover the "glue" that holds it all together and realize we can manipulate matter and minds and all kinds of things by using this unifying avenue. Oh, it's an exciting world! We don't know anything yet. We're still puppies in the universal knowledge.