“Look once more at that dot. That is right here.” Carl Sagan

May 29, 2021 - Comment

“Look once more at that dot. That is right here. That is house. That is us. On it everybody you’re keen on, everybody you recognize, everybody you ever heard of, each human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The combination of our pleasure and struggling, hundreds of assured religions, ideologies, and financial doctrines,

“Look once more at that dot. That is right here. That is house. That is us. On it everybody you’re keen on, everybody you recognize, everybody you ever heard of, each human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The combination of our pleasure and struggling, hundreds of assured religions, ideologies, and financial doctrines, each hunter and forager, each hero and coward, each creator and destroyer of civilization, each king and peasant, each younger couple in love, each mom and father, hopeful youngster, inventor and explorer, each instructor of morals, each corrupt politician, each “famous person,” each “supreme chief,” each saint and sinner within the historical past of our species lived there-on a mote of mud suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a really small stage in an unlimited cosmic area. Consider the limitless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of 1 nook of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of another nook, how frequent their misunderstandings, how keen they’re to kill each other, how fervent their hatreds. Consider the rivers of blood spilled by all these generals and emperors in order that, in glory and triumph, they might change into the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we’ve some privileged place within the Universe, are challenged by this level of pale gentle. Our planet is a lonely speck within the nice enveloping cosmic darkish. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there isn’t any trace that assistance will come from elsewhere to save lots of us from ourselves.

The Earth is the one world recognized up to now to harbor life. There’s nowhere else, at the very least within the close to future, to which our species might migrate. Go to, sure. Settle, not but. Prefer it or not, for the second the Earth is the place we make our stand.

It has been mentioned that astronomy is a humbling and character-building expertise. There’s maybe no higher demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant picture of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our duty to deal extra kindly with each other, and to protect and cherish the pale blue dot, the one house we have ever recognized.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Imaginative and prescient of the Human Future in House

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