Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reality check

When the human species' unnerving arrogance gets you down, I've found you can do worse than consider the unthinkable enormity of the Cosmos. If nothing else, it will clear your head of celebrity gossip, healthcare reform and the ever-pressing Twitter/Facebook debate.

(Thanks to @KateSherrod.)

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"C" said...

Amen brother!

Spockhetti said...

I think I'm going to cry.

Kate Sherrod said...

Think of this, too. We still could actually, essentially, be alone, even amidst all that. What if we alone have our kind of consciousness and never contact any other life with which we do so much as flash firefly signals?

We could just pass unnoticed. As perhaps others have before.

Yeah, I've probably read too much Stephen Baxter.