Damien Black

Old Nick's Letters

Welcome to Old Nick's Letters, a series of blogs and occasional videos compiled by the writer whenever he feels the constellations are propitious.

Month: March 2017

Are we just ants in the eye of the Creator?

My father died a decade ago today. So I'm sitting here, feeling very low, and wondering what it's all about. Cosmology tells us the universe which we inhabit is vast beyond reckoning - according to recent findings it would take us 700,000 years travelling through space at the top speeds we can currently attain just to reach the next planets outside our solar system capable of sustaining life. .