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This is how small we really are.
12th May 2009, 14:49
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This is how small we really are.
http://religiouscomics.net/my_images/spaceb.jpg

Mind-blowing photographs...
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12th May 2009, 15:02
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That does make you feel quite small. Amazing!
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12th May 2009, 15:12
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Awesome ...

Thats all I can say ...

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12th May 2009, 15:13
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Wow! That's really mind blowing.
Personally, it's not God I dislike, it's his fan club I can't stand.
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12th May 2009, 16:17 (This post was last modified: 12th May 2009 16:19 by g-mark.)
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wiki Wrote:Astronomers think there are a very large number of stars in the Universe. They estimate (guess) that there are at least 70 sextillion stars. That is 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, which is about 230 billion times the amount of stars in the Milky Way (our galaxy).

I have also heard there are 100 billion stars in our galaxy and there are 100 billion galaxies. Then there could be more than one Universe. The sums are similar. Give or take 30 sextillion. Note the word guess.

Apparently, our minds are incapable of compehending the size of our Universe. When we refer to our Universe, we are thinking of our Galaxy. In context, our Galaxy is our Universe, as anything beyond our own galaxy has no practical use to us. Maybe.

Imagine the possibilities.
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12th May 2009, 16:49
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Call me immature or lacking an attention span, but this just looked too amusing to not post:

   

Never noticed it before, but once you guys posted one after each other I did a double take. Interestingly both pictures are different (not just mirrored) since Sam's Brian is looking down whilst Overmars' Brian is looking at the viewer...

Oh well, now back to studying...
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12th May 2009, 17:04 (This post was last modified: 12th May 2009 17:05 by g-mark.)
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Interesting. Good obsevation.
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12th May 2009, 17:27
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WOW...absolutely fucking immense!

Mind boggling.
Feeling authentically humbled rather than underminingly humiliated: just the way I like it.

I feel that *I* am nothing special, but that feeling itself feels very special indeed.

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12th May 2009, 21:11
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I feel small.

This blew my mind!
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12th May 2009, 23:16
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What I find most incredible is that when we look up at the night sky, we see thousands of stars, but when we look into the night sky with the HST, we see thousands of galaxies as if they were "stars" to us. Makes you realize that all the stars we see in the sky are in our galaxy alone, and that there are bigger galaxies out there with even more stars.

I honestly think this is one of the biggest arguments against a theistic God, at least the one whose followers claim it made the universe for us. This universe is simply too big, too complex, too astounding, and with galaxies that existed billions of years before us, to be made for us.

Now how is that for a reverse argument? The universe is too complex for a God to have made it for a single species Big Grin
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