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Pale Blue Dot

Posted in Photo, World by homeyra on March 13, 2007

Save us from ourselves!
also
Youtube who is your hero?
Carl Sagan.com

Thanks Cyrus & 99 for the above.
Ideas Man has moved here!
New link: Jadid Media and its English page featuring videos, such as The Fishermen of the Caspian, Life without a satellite …
Frogblog introduces a fun online quiz, it is explained here

and have a look at Reflection 6
from Daily Dose of Imagery-thx Serv!

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Don’t miss a very Parisian Charshanbeh soori with Loopy
Photo courtesy of Saleh Ara

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  1. alibaba said, on March 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    One good link

  2. homeyra said, on March 13, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Finally! after all those links🙂

  3. kikipotamus said, on March 13, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    That visual DNA quiz was FUN! Thanks!

  4. Bijan said, on March 14, 2007 at 3:02 am

    Barefoot Laborer: I’m proud to say that I have watched ALL of the Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series when it originally aired on PBS. It was an still is a fascinating program. One of my very favorite subjects too.

  5. brando said, on March 14, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Carl Sagan is the man.

  6. homeyra said, on March 14, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Well, it seems that I was advertising something that everyone knew except myself!
    Why aren’t there more of Sagans?

  7. Bijan said, on March 14, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Here is another message from Barefoot Laborer: Dr. Carl Sagan was an impressive knowledgeable person and a great story teller. Among many concepts of cosmology and other fascinating subjects he covered on Cosmos was a simple message at the end. He pretty much convinced me that our world, the planet earth, the little Pale Blue Dot, may be the only one of its kind that we may ever know. When you imagine the size and life of our universe and many galaxies the chances that there might be other planets like us is good, but the fact that we may ever come in contact with one is almost zero. The billions of light years distances between stars, plants, and us will lead to impossible notions that we may ever come in contact with a planet like ours and for that matter any life form. The distances are so large that it takes light billions of years to travel to reach us let alone another highly advanced life form even more technologically advanced creatures than us. The other message is very simple. Our planet is and will be the only planet of its kind we will ever experience in our lives and the lives of our future sons and daughters. We must be responsible stewards of our planet and preserve it for the future generations if they are to have any chances to continue life as we know it and live on it. Another concept he touched on was the notions of a big astronomical clock. If we assume the life of the universe and our planet compare to the life of the human beings on it, it could be thought of a one day clock with one minute to midnight. The one minute represents the existence of life and human beings on earth. The chances that other civilizations come in to existence and perhaps becoming extinct is higher in another time not coinciding with our one minute of existence on the astronomical clock now. We may have simply passed each other at a different time interval!

  8. Servant said, on March 15, 2007 at 3:26 am

    Thank you for putting things in perspective. Panning from the view of galaxy to the view of the fish on the beach of the Caspian gave me a very warm feeling. How lucky we are to have each other in the vastness of the universe. I don’t care if television disappears, as long as you’re here, Homie! That’s all I need.

  9. homeyra said, on March 15, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Bijan, now I know where to go if I want to know more about Sagan. I saw him on top of your blogroll. Thanks for explaining these views. Very interesting. It would be great if you’ll make a post about Sagan for beginners, like myself!🙂
    Dear Serv. you’r welcome and thank you for your kind words :)Wonderful blog-world!

  10. Bluebear2 said, on March 16, 2007 at 1:55 am

    bjan – your link is bad – you forgot the dot before “blogspot”

    I’ve got you on my blogroll now.

    BB2 I have corrected the link!


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