Necessity of Cosmic Mindset (1934)

“All matter in the Universe is mixed up. A man OR OTHER creature is matter, so IT roams all over the Universe. Destiny of a creature depends on destiny of the Universe. Therefore, every reasonable being must enter into the spirit of history of the Universe. Such a supreme worldview is essential. A narrow POINT OF VIEW can lead to a delusion. Thus, until now people disbelieved cosmic interaction of matter and creatures. They considered the Earth to be isolated and independent from space. The Space seemed not to exist for the Earth. Only the Sun and the Earth were taken into account, and sometimes the solar system and a few bright stars. And now we, even present-day wise men, realized that the Earth is in a sad plight, made incorrect pessimistic conclusions about the fate of mankind and animals on the earth: all is bad, all is imperfect, all is painful, cruel and abysmal. A human being is moved by rough egoism of his short earthly life: grab what you can – that’s the cleverest thing for him.

 What is more, philosophers spread such a view of the Earth to all space. At least, practical thinkers (positivists) ignored it as non-existent or not related to the Earth. All these trillions of suns and planets meant nothing for it.

 Here we present a number of cosmic axioms, which can elucidate destiny of space, and, accordingly, destiny of a man, animals, plants and inanimate world.”

“Necessity of Cosmic mindset”, K. Tsiolkovsky, 1934.