Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Our Imagined Self-Importance (... !~42)

... It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
At least we make beautiful pictures in our attempts to supplant 42 to questions we don't know how to ask yet.
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