Killing The Gods (A Note On The Mediocrity Principle)
“Suddenly we sensed that they were playing their last card, that they were cunning, ignorant and cruel like old beasts of prey and that, if we let ourselves be overcome by fear or piety, they would finally destroy us. We took out our heavy revolvers (all of a sudden there were revolvers in the dream) and joyfully killed the Gods.”
by Amparo Perez Arrospide
From “Ragnarok”, by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by James E. Irby.
Nothing particularly interesting about ourselves.
Nothing particularly interesting about this here and now.
Nothing particularly interesting around the solar system //globular clusters
of meaning not centered here, no place significantly different,
Then all of a sudden,
When data corruption is the only generator of modern Physics,
Not being significantly different to be discovered
By the scientific community,
Not only where you are is not any more special than any other,
But indeed whom you are is not any more special than whom you are not.
From the mediocrity principle // it follows
That no intelligent beings are particularly more beings than any other,
Or more intelligent, // life, it follows,
Centers around a conditional line of clusters
Not around the solar system more intelligent
So the laws of the Universe are the way they are
Because we are intelligent // intelligent beings
Through the evolution of any given universe,
A process that can only happen at certain times
That is why we joyfully killed the Gods.
(A Note on the mediocrity principle: The principle that there is nothing particularly interesting about our place in space or time, or about ourselves. This principle probably first made its real appearance in the scientific community when Shapley discovered that the globular clusters center around the center of the Galaxy, not around the solar system. The principle can be considered a stronger form of the uniformity principle.)