“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.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. 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.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. 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 with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Let us not forget how we came to be, why we’re here, and as we proceed into a new solar/calendar year together (all 7+ billion of us along with all inhabitants we share this planet with), …where we are going.
A demonstration of the artificial lightning generator at the GE High Voltage Laboratory in 1942. Footage from the GE documentary “Lightning.”
This is really fucking important because people are made to feel as though there is something wrong with them and that isn’t going to stop as long as money is involved it pisses me off so much
This is the cutest banana slug of all time.
Mike Rowe on Real Time with Bill Maher
One of the best explanations I’ve ever heard.
always worthy of a reblog
I’ve found where I truly belong
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
this THIS fucking THIS. I cannot stress this enough.
This was beautiful timing on my dash
Reblogging this everyday so when I reblog porn people don’t unfollow me
Episode I had a lot of problems. This wasn’t one of them.
One of the best fight scenes in movie history
I love the unspoken rule that no one fights until everyone takes their swishy robes off.
turn up lil dolphin