(+44)  7734914611
nick@nscurfield.com

For Mankind

scurfherder
20/07/2019

There is no way for me to articulate the awe I have for those involved in Mankind's greatest voyage to date, so I'm just going to steal a quote from Carl Sagan.

'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, 1994

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

201920182017201620152014201320122011
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram