In many of the posts on this blog, I’ve explored the idea of uncertainty. I believe that there are limits to what is knowable. But rather than preventing us from taking action, we need to design approaches to life that allow us to take action anyway. One way people do this is to pretend they have all available knowledge and take action based on the assumption they are certain. These approaches are faulty at their core. Instead, in philanthropy and many other areas of life, we need to make decisions based on the best available knowledge and adjust as we constantly learn more about our environment.
In this video, new pictures from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field demonstrate that we’ve achieved amazing feats despite only just beginning to understand a tiny bit about the universe. GOOD Magazine called this the “most profoundly humbling” video they’ve ever seen.