Sunday, 29 June 2014

Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space, by Carl Sagan ... [excerpt]

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. 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.
- Carl Sagan
[Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space].


  1. It is amazing to think of how small we really are in the universe.

    1. I’ve always enjoyed Carl Sagan’s writing. Often we hear people talking about “what a big-wide-world we live in” ... until we look at that photograph and it throws a different perspective on everything. I’m keen on astronomy, so I always try to take advantage of rare, cloudless nights, to wrap-up warm and enjoy the view of the universe.