«It was for precisely this viewpoint* that Galileo’s life was threatened because he would not declare the earth to be the center of the universe, and he was made to recant. When it comes to beliefs and especially religious beliefs, humans assume their most arrogant role. First of all, in biology, they confer upon themselves the name Homo Sapiens – Man the wise! What is wisdom if it contains no humility? » – Eric Laithwaite, in “An inventor in the Garden of the Eden”
* If two astronauts were rotating around each other but connected by a rope, if we could remove all the distant matter of the universe, the astronauts wouldn’t have any frame of reference, but could the rope tell it, could the inanimate tell the animate anything?