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Our Glorious Insignificance

We are, all of us, unimaginably small. Our entire planet, everything that we are as a species, all of the plants and animals that make up our world, our entire biosphere is infinitesimally small. While our world and our civilization and our individual societies and their attendant squabbles are profoundly important to us, their importance is purely relative - in any sort of cosmic scale, they dwindle into utter insignificance.



Carl Sagan, discussing the first picture of…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 28, 2010 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

I Live on a Pixel

Our planet,
but a single pixel in space.
Our lives,
insignificant, or perfectly in place?
Little motions,
multiplying into megascopic reactions.
Little steps taken,
significant, or trite transactions?
I live on this pixel,
this pixel called, “Earth,”
and sometimes I wonder,
what it’s all worth.



Added by TJMorgan on August 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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