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Jim Holt

If you turn on your television and tune it between stations, about 10 percent of that black-and-white speckled static you see is caused by photons left over from the birth of the universe. What grater proof of the reality of the Big Bang–you can watch it on TV.

Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, New York, 2012, p. 26

Jim Holt

[T]he more interesting x is, the less interesting the philosophy of x tends to be, and conversely. (Art is interesting, but the philosophy of art is mostly boring; law is boring, the philosophy of law is pretty interesting.)

Jim Holt, Stop Me If You’ve Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes, New York, 2008, pp. 67-68