Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Sound Advice



It is, really, isn't it? 

When you think that the Hubble Telescope looked at a blank bit of space and came back with pictures of galaxies 100 times the size of the Milky Way the light from which took 12 billion years to travel here you're struck by the shear massiveness of it all. To quote Douglas Adams, "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." To think of yourself as an ant against that kind of backdrop is to flatter yourself, you're more like a single cell amoeba living on the bacteria living on the ant. That said, most of the universe is made up of big burning gas balls and dead spinning rocks and so even an amoeba is pretty rare treat but even then the whole of humanity is a flash in the pan as far as the earth is concerned let alone the universe so my crummy life is barely going to register. I'm not trying to be negative, I'm just saying don't sweat the small stuff, or the big stuff cause, well, it's all pretty tiny. 

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