Pale Blue Dot

    6 March 2012, terribly early in the morning

Pale Blue Dot

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

This weeks episode of RadioLab about Escape is particularly good. As I’ve said before, RadioLab is sole reason I now listen to podcasts: it’s incredible.

 

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  1. Radiolab is one of those things I’m afraid to share with someone because I’ll be too caught up in whether they like it or not. Anyone who doesn’t laugh at and feel wonder and amazement listening to that show is dead to me.

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