Jan 13, 2008

Stop fighting for this speck of dust.

I have always argued that compared to the universe, the earth is just a speck of dust. And for this speck of dist we try to fight for land, power and everything that our human mind can think of. Isn't it simply stupid?

I wanted to write down analogies which can help people perceive how small our earth is, and hence how small and powerless we humans are in front of the universe, how insignificant we are in comparison to the universe.

As I was thinking of analogies, it suddenly occurred to me that someone on the net might already have done that. I went ahead and searched, and I got almost perfectly what I was expecting. Please read go through the results of http://www.google.com/search?q=sun+earth+milky+way+size+comparison and realize how stupid it is to have hatred based on religions, caste, occupation, nation.... skin colour ! (ROTFL) hohoho!.



Update:
YouTube - How big is the Universe?
The universe - How big are you?
YouTube - Hubble Deep Field: The Most Imp. Image Ever Taken (Redux)
YouTube - Large scale simulation of the universe

More Updates:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

2 comments:

Terence Monteiro said...

Well said, Lanky. I suppose what you said about space is also true of time. The time that we live is very short compared with eternity.

Adam said...

Rocks are flying by
Planets draw them in
Does it go higher?
Does it go within?

Stars at night are far away
Atoms don't begin
Why would anyone care
about a speck of dust in the wind?