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KQµårk 死神 On August - 25 - 2009

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The Hubble Telescope Deep Field surveys into the previously thought darkness of space opened our eyes to how expansive our universe really is. If the following video does not humble you and help you understand what a limited place we take up in the grand scheme of the universe nothing will.  It is important to be humble because one of our biggest faults as individuals and as a species is to overestimate our importance.  This arrogance leads to people believing we are more important that the Gaia, every other species and our fellow human beings.  If people had more humility about our place in the universe we would not be as fixated on our petty differences and cherish our existence.

Enjoy!

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg&feature=fvhl[/youtube]

Written by KQµårk 死神

My PlanetPOV contact is kquark@planetpov.com Proud Dem whose favorite hobby is cat herding. The GOP is not a political party, it's a personality disorder. Cancer, Heart Failure and Bush Survivor.

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  1. Kalima says:

    One wish right now, send me to the place in the main picture please. The way I’m feeling now, it would be a perfect place to park for a time, far from the madding crowd. :)

  2. KQuark says:

    You all hit the nail on the head if we would all just learn humility we would be able to get over our petty differences and work to solve our problems together. Self importance leads to hyperbole and histrionics which are just so counterproductive that it diminishes any real progress we can make as a species.

    Q like you said every teacher or parent for that matter should explain the impact of the deep field survey to their children. Every parent or teacher should take each child have them hold a gain of sand up to the sky and say the grain of sand you are holding represents thousands and thousands of galaxies, billions and billions of stars and trillions and trillions of planets just like those in the solar system we occupy.

  3. AdLib says:

    Wow! Maybe we should add the category of Philosophy and Religion to this post, the concept of existence and how we exist in relation to all of existence is inescapable.

    Can I say however that I feel really, really small right now and my annoyance at Bing commercials seems so unimportant?

  4. Kalima says:

    It just confirms my belief that there is something much greater out there than we will ever be able to understand. We are not superior, not even near.

  5. Questinia says:

    Magnificent KQ! You made my evening. I have no doubt if just the picture (that glorious picture) were to be shown to students, more kids would go into science. Awesome.


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