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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Un(s)even: A strange star over Bethlehem

(by Selkis; a detail)

Ancient Bible scholars interpreted the Star of Bethlehem either as an unusual astronomical phenomenon or as an angel. Torquato Tasso, with one of his strokes of genius, anticipates the concept of "singularity" in Physics: that event -- he says -- had no parallels, was something unique.

In a couple of weeks it will be Christmas. This picture would do as a beautiful greetings card, but we will exchange 'official' wishes some days before the actual date.