January 6 2015

Pale Blue Dot

Posted on the 02:56 am under Temperament by admin

All of us need to be reminded of our true place in life from time to time. As an introverted personality type, I probably spend too much time considering my significance or lack thereof. Unless you’re a master of modern mathematics, it’s almost impossible to imagine both how incredibly much smaller the universe is from us (down to the sub-atomic level) and how incredibly much larger the universe is from us (up to the level of galaxies). C. S. Lewis said, in Mere Christianity, “Besides being complicated, reality, in my experience, is usually odd. It is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” So today for your amazement and amusement is a link to the a picture of our earth taken from by Voyager I from a distance of 3.7 Billion miles from earth. Carl Sagan convinced mission control to turn the cameras of the space probe back on where it had come from – this is our earth from a distance 50 times that from the earth to the sun (93 million miles). Does it make you think? Does it make you a bit introspective?

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