Even after decades, the image of the pale blue dot, our planet Earth in space, remains an important image in our collective memory. (Footage with Carl Sagan’s words.)
Towards the end of his life, Carl Sagan expressed deep concern about the ‘dumbing down of America’. Buck Rogers writes in the Waking Times and SOTT.
Article 50 (last of the series): As far as we know, it is for the first time in the 13,8 billion years of the history of our universe, that through a Life’s form the Universe is becoming aware of itself and we are that Life’s form.
Article 40: We have seen by now how the universe created man. No, nothing mentioned in the earlier contributions can be left out! Everything is needed for that one little girl, for that one boy, for every one of us.
Part 14: The Cosmic Calendar is a method to visualize the vast history of the universe, in which its 13,8 billion year lifetime is condensed down into a single year.
Part 2. Photographed from a far away vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. That pale blue dot, that’s here, that’s us, that’s home.