Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by DavidS, Apr 16, 2009.
are you considering applying for membership?
I'm already a "star."
Well...dogs seem to like us.
I think every person is important. Our contribution can be insignificant or incalculable. Maybe we only influence 1 life... it doesn't matter, it's still worth doing.
When you are done, life is over, will you think your life didn't matter? I don't know for me, but I hope not. I think that anything positive that we contribute is worth doing. With all the terrible, nasty things I've done, I still hope my positive contribute will out weigh them.
I don't know how you view God, but I hope that he will be able to see I had a good heart. Sometimes I think that might be hard to recognize.... but I think if anyone could understand me God could. Do you think there's value in trying to be a good person? Or is it all pointless?
usually, the stuff you post is stupid, David. But that was pretty cool.
From the movie Contact:
It's only mankind's vanity which makes him create deities in his own image, and believe he can destroy earth's environment. But the truth is, we're insignificant on the grand scale, and even the planetary one. When we eschew this vanity, it will be quite liberating.
The Hubble Deep Fields are amazing to look at. I have one of them hanging on my wall in my office at home. It's overwhelming, really, to see the number of galaxies that exist beyond the reach of any of us. And until someone figures out how to travel faster than the speed of light, the human race will never get to see those places. Who knows how many inhabited planets exist just within our galaxy, much less in the universe.
It's also scary knowing that the photos from the Hubble Deep field are actually 13 billion years old. Who knows what's happened to those galaxies in the meantime? They could have all collapsed into a black hole, and we won't know about it anytime soon.
It's pretty significant to me!
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