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This is how small we really are.
This is how small we really are.

Mind-blowing photographs...
RE: This is how small we really are.
That does make you feel quite small. Amazing!
- Science is not trying to create an answer like religion, it tries to find an answer.
RE: This is how small we really are.
Awesome ...

Thats all I can say ...

"We need not suppose more things to exist than are absolutely neccesary." William of Occam

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt" William Shakespeare (Measure for Measure: Act 1, Scene 4)

RE: This is how small we really are.
Wow! That's really mind blowing.
Personally, it's not God I dislike, it's his fan club I can't stand.
RE: This is how small we really are.
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.
RE: This is how small we really are.
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...
RE: This is how small we really are.
Interesting. Good obsevation.
RE: This is how small we really are.
WOW...absolutely fucking immense!

Mind boggling.
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
"Boundless compassion for all living beings is the surest and most certain guarantee of pure moral conduct, and needs no casuistry. Whoever is filled with it will assuredly injure no one, do harm to no one, encroach on no man's rights; he will rather have regard for every one, forgive every one, help every one as far as he can, and all his actions will bear the stamp of justice and loving-kindness. … In former times the English plays used to finish with a petition for the King. The old Indian dramas close with these words: "May all living beings be delivered from pain." Tastes differ; but in my opinion there is no more beautiful prayer than this."
― Arthur Schopenhauer
"If a man does a thing unconsciously, it costs him no trouble; but if he tries to do it by taking trouble, he fails. This applies to the origin of those fundamental ideas which form the pith and marrow of all genuine work. Only that which is innate is genuine and will hold water; and every man who wants to achieve something, whether in practical life, in literature, or in art, must follow the rules without knowing them."
― Arthur Schopenhauer
RE: This is how small we really are.
I feel small.

This blew my mind!
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful with out having to believe there are fairies at the bottom of it to?" -Douglas Adams.Heart
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RE: This is how small we really are.
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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