Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan - A Worldly Perspective

This is extraordinary.

Talk about perspective.

The part that got me the most was
"The Earth is a very small stage
in a vast cosmic arena.
Think of the rivers of blood spilled
by all those generals and emperors so that,
in glory and triumph, they could
become the momentary masters
of a fraction of a dot. Think of the
endless cruelties visited by the
inhabitants of one corner of this pixel
on the scarcely distinguishable
inhabitants of some other corner,
how frequent their misunderstandings,
how eager they are to kill one another,
how fervent their hatreds."

If you would like to see the
total text of this video,
you can click here.

When we are being so focused on
our own little fraction of this dot,
everything might seem like a big deal.
Presented in this light,
it is all microscopic.

Definitely gives me something
to think about.


Marvin D. Wilson said...

Awesome video. Sagan definitely put a LOT of things in perspective. I'll have to share this with people also. Thanks!

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Elizabeth Alraune said...

Thanks for stopping by, and commenting. I'd say Carl Sagan's message speaks to the core of who we are. Have a great week!