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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.

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Kalima
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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. 🙂

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AdLib
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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?

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Kalima
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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.

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Questinia
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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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