Philosophy meets astronomy in this ambitious short
Story Abstract Concepts Become Concrete When Streamed Abstract concepts become concrete when streamed the viewpoints of two women one a philosopher who struggles to reach a state of pure meditation and transcendence and the other an astronomy professor whose work is her sole purpose in life though she yearns for motherhood too When these two women cross paths things may never be the
same either for them or the world An enjoyable thought provoking either for them or the world An enjoyable thought provoking Which is scarier science or philosophyThis fascinating short piece of speculative fiction explores the search for the divine from the points of view of the scientist and the philosopher An astrophysicist and a philosopher are both searching for what came before the Big Bang One of them achieves her goal It seems that when the divine becomes manifest it will inevitably destroy the thing that threatens its existenceThere are a few points that I don t uite get like the bite of the oasean sable A sable is a type of marten native to Russia and Japan and when you Google oasean you learn it s a type of massage therapy I think one should simply ascribe this later part of the story to the growing delusional state of the main character By the way IHU are the #initials of the university that forms the setting of the storyPostscript to this revi. A science fiction short #of the university that forms the setting of the storyPostscript to this revi. A science fiction short universal truth from seemingly diametric angles an astro.
Cliff Hays ✓ 2 ReviewY all time sci #fi favorites list and I would like to encourage everyone to read this story because is so awesome #favorites list and I would like to encourage everyone to read story because it is so awesome great story by Cliff Hays This one seems like a natural progression from his excellent nonfiction books on science and philosophy Here he incorporates his understanding of both fields into a tragic but enlightening account of a budding friendship between two women
The author skillfully combines his interests in astronomy and philosophy intoauthor skillfully combines his interests in astronomy and philosophy into characters a philosopher and a cosmologist Though they see the world in divergent ways they discover that they have similar aims However their uneasy conversations invite the reader to make comparisons How are the goals of science and philosophy different How are they the same Is one approach right and the other wrong Can the two coexist comfortably if at all within the same intellectual frameworkThough the conversations between the women are cordial subtle tension runs beneath the surface yet the outward appearance of harmony makes the climax all the surprisingCliff Hays has demonstrated remarkable creativity in transforming his understanding of two different fields into a fictional union Thanks to the author for sharing his interests in the philosophical and the astronomical in a way that is so wonderfully clever and memorable. Y eventClick to Read Samplethis story also available in the paperback collection Stories and Essa. .
Ew It suddenly came to me in the middle of the night that oasean was an adjective for oasis The character is supposed to be in an oasis If you look oasis up in a dictionary it gives oasitic oasal and oasean as adjectives Nothing to do with massage therapy I presume I simply didn t make the connection Best described as a striking blend of the cerebral and #Phantasmagorical IHU Is Yet Another Exceptional Short Story By The #IHU is yet another exceptional short story by the author Cliff Hays In the beginning I was genuinely captivated by the emerging bond between the two characters whose diametric approach towards universal truth did not seem
To Deter Them From Shareddeter them from shared or friendship Following their initial meeting however surreal and emotionally disturbing events began to transpire While I was left shaken and stunned by those tragic events leading up to the conclusion I found myself at the end of the story uestioning the very nature and meaning of what I had just read Seriously the end is mind blowing So aside from being a fantastic story filled with multiple contemplation points pertaining to life death truth pain happiness etc I thought IHU served as both an expert and artistic illustration of the harmonies and contrasts that can be found between scientific and philosophical methodologies Assuredly IHU has earned its place on Nomer and a philosopher find their paths unexpectedly entangled on the day before an extraordinar. ,