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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Perspective


And, yet, it's this planet that I love.

/hat tip Doug.

3 comments:

r@d@r said...

i just keep looking at canis majoris and thinking: "damn, that's almost as big as my ego."

it's good to have this kind of perspective, if only to remind one that it's all relative. i'm constantly thinking about the worlds there must be that are so much smaller than ours, but every bit as important. some of the denizens of those small worlds can kill us.

it seems as if love of our world would be an evolutionary survival mechanism, like cuteness among babies, wouldn't it? and yet, one doesn't find it to be so common.

Dirk Gently said...

wouldn't it be funny if it turned out that canis majoris is just a lot closer than we thought it was?

"if there is one thing you can't afford to have in an infinite universe, it is a sense of perspective."

-- trin tragula

Dirk Gently said...

oh, and one other thing:

"canis majoris" is latin for "bill clinton."