Paradigm Shifts

  • Michael A. G. Michaud


Our sense of scale has shifted dramatically within the past century. Astronomer John Kraus, remembering that radio broadcasting was the new sensation in 1920, described how his heart pounded when he first heard a voice from 2000 miles away.2 Now we are searching for voices from hundreds of light-years away.


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