Humanity as a Youth Movement

Kathryn Aegis (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 11:01:15 -0700 (PDT)

>From a report on present physics breakthroughs in multiverse theory,
published in this week's US News and World Report:

'Because the cosmos is ancient by our measure, people assume they are latecomers, gazing out into a universe worn down and faltering. But if the firmament will expand for an enormous span of time, or even for an eternity, then our universe glistens with morning dew. Homo sapiens may represent a youth movement, arriving at a time when almost everything is still to come. Dreary projections about ultimate fates may be supplanted by the belief that, like the cosmos itself, the human prospect is, as the physicist Freeman Dyson once wrote, 'infinite in all directions.''
Gregg Easterbrook