The Pale Blue Dot

Here are a few things for you to ponder this morning about our Earth, our beloved homeworld.

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity — in all this vastness — there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish this pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known – Carl Sagan.

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  3. All the basic truths that we need to understand, as a species, are found in these three and a half minutes. It's a real pity that those in power are incapable of comprehending them.