Monday, 11 October 2010

Pale Blue Dot, with foresight (or - everyone alive should see this)

A few days ago I quoted the wife of Carl Sagan on his death.

Well, here is the work of Carl Sagan. Everyone alive should watch this video.

It is amazing. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to science, but I was actually inspired to buy the book 'Cosmos', just out of fascination and admiration for its author. He gives the science of the world around us a magical quality which I think we've really lost; the wonder of discovering the world around us. Children have it - joy at seeing a new type of animal or finding out how something works, but somewhere along the way we lost that wonder. I want it back.

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

"Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out."

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."

"When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it."

"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people."

Awesome, in every sense of the word!


  1. Rio I love this. More like this please baby!

  2. See what you mean about it being awesome. Really makes you think how small we are but how big we affect the world around us

  3. Best/most soothing voice ever.
    p.s. Steven Hawking's Universe finale is well worth a watch on 4od, similar sort of mind-blowing shit.


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