When Pigs Fly
Alice begs the question, “How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go?”
Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationships with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of earth as a ball of rock was nonsense. From the Ptolemaic perspective – Copernicus and Galileo were crazy. Their critics and persecutors were not unreasonable. What Copernicus and Galileo were proposing, however, was a change in reason. The shift from one paradigm to another is inevitably messy and chaotic. In the end, a new paradigm is finally adopted for very pragmatic reasons: it works, or at least works better than its predecessor.
Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that consciousness creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this new paradigm, life is not just an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics or an outside creator.
The whole of Western natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory. At the same time, these findings have increased our doubt and uncertainty about traditional physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure.
This painting is a play on the phrase that assumes something is impossible. Our girl represents a spark of consciousness and understanding that makes exponential conscious evolution possible.