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Many Skies Arthur Upgren

Many Skies

Arthur Upgren

Published January 18th 2005
ISBN : 9786613884046
ebook
211 pages
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Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars examines the changes in science that alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, and explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods ofMoreMany Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars examines the changes in science that alternative solar, stellar, and galactic arrangements would have brought, and explores the different theologies, astrologies, and methods of tracking time that would have developed to reflect them. Our perception of our surroundings, the number of gods we worship, the symbols we use in art and literature, even the way we form nations and empires are all closely tied to our particular (and accidental) placement in the universe. Upgren also explores the actual ways that human interferences such as light pollution are changing the night sky. From fanciful to foreboding, the scenarios in Many Skies will both delight and inspire reflection, reminding us that ours is but one of many worldviews based on our experience of a universe that is as much a product of accident as it is of intention.