How Small Is Our World?

This is just awe-inspiring and it comes from the Friendly Atheist Forums.

Click on this link, really take some time and look at those images. Understand the scales of magnitude as best you can.

It’s amazing how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of the universe.

Forumite Chal quoted the extremely relevant Carl Sagan:

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Pale blue dot? That’s putting it generously.

I don’t know very much about astronomy. But seeing that sort of visual makes me want to soak up as much information about the subject as I can.

It really does make the idea of a personal God who watches over you seem so… small. There’s so much more going on out there that we don’t know about.

(via FA Forums — Thanks to what for starting the thread.)

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