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  • Anonymous

    Both are my heros. :)

  • Anonymous

    tell you what, folks…it may not be in our generation or the next generation, but sooner or later humankind will inhabit the universe – Mars, Jupiter, and beyond, even to the stars. Unfortunately I wish I belonged to THAT generation…if only I could be re-borned and live in the next 2 or 3 generation…make that 4 or 5 generations from now…better yet, 8 or 9th generations from now (because that would have been the generation that would populate the Milkyway or distant stars, the earlier generations would only have reached say, Pluto and the like)…what do you think?

  • Anonymous

    yep…the Chinese would have carved themselves a piece of Mars and they would be the one noticing/watching earth go to smithereens…..

  • Anonymous

    I feel large, XXXL!

  • Mater Oculus

    We are legion and infinite. Welcome to the nightosphere!

  • David Kragt

    We are small and insignificant. We consist of a miniscule number of atoms in a miniscule amount of space for a miniscule amount of time.
    As Mr. Tyson said last night we are a one way trip to oblivion.
    When the last living creature breathes its final breath life will be just as though it had never been. No more life and no memory of it ever having existed.
    Evolution is one colossal waste.
    Unless God exists

  • Jeo Ten

    … and why should such a God produce such waste. That makes even less sense. But I would not give up hope. We really don’t know what happens. As Neil said, we only know of 4% of the stuff in the universe we see today. Certainly, we know even less about the conscious mind, what happens at even smaller scales than particles, what happened to create a universe to begin with, or whether we find ourselves in one of an infinite number of universes.

  • Jeo Ten

    There was no sex involved, just fusion.

  • Jeo Ten

    Because the universe is against you.

  • Byron Gordon

    I don’t feel large but I do feel connected to something larger than myself. I don’t think humanity will ever be able to peel back its ego, hence, most of us will always feel “small” when compared to the rest of the universe.

  • Byron Gordon

    I don’t understand your comment, David, that evolution is a “waste.” Evolution is simply evolution. It’s not like there is some grand intellect or “god” behind it. You have to be satisfied knowing that there is no answer to your question when it comes to evolution. It began with the one cell, divided itself, and evolution was born. We have no idea when the last living creature will breathe its final breath. The Earth will die out in a few billion years but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other carbon based life elsewhere in the universe, or for that matter, life that isn’t carbon-based but is something else all together different.

  • Byron Gordon

    You are stardust, Howard. Jonie Mitchell wrote these very lyrics in Woodstock, the song.