Left-click on the image for a fuller view. You can also download this painting (3265 by 5000 pixels) here.
Happy New Years – indefinitely many of them! As we celebrate the arrival of 2019, we can find great inspiration in this painting by Ekaterinya Vladinakova. May we someday stand on worlds such as this distant cratered planet and observe nebulas like this one in glorious color.
Ekaterinya Vladinakova is an accomplished digital painter. See her gallery here and her DeviantArt page here.
Non-Apocalypse, Existential Risk, and Why Humanity Will Prevail – Video by G. Stolyarov II
Doomsday predictions are not only silly but bring about harmful ways of approaching life and the world. Mr. Stolyarov expresses his view that there will never be an end of the world, an end of humanity, or an end of civilization. While some genuine existential risks do exist, most of them are not man-made, and even the man-made risks are largely in the past.