Saturday, April 11, 2009
For People Who Think We Are Alone
Take a good fucking look at this picture. It's a bit compressed so click on it to get a bigger view. I know some people are... well to be honest, fucking stupid, but fuck me if you think that we are alone in the universe you deserve a medal. See each dot on that huge picture? Yea that's a star, just like ours that is sitting like 8 light minutes away. Exactly the same potato, it might be bigger or smaller but it's the same deal.
What you are looking at is 150.000 stars in our own galaxy, the milky way which is a tiny fraction of milky ways BILLIONS of stars. As we know there are eight planets orbiting our sun. Just think of the fucking odds of there being NOT A SINGLE FUCKING PLANET ORBITING ANY OF THOES STARS ON THAT PICTURE. Do you know what the odds of that is? Me neither but I bet my life that it's fucking small. Considering that the picture only contains 150.000 stars and our own galaxy has billions makes my point even more valid. Is your mind boggled yet?
Now take a look at THIS picture. Every dot of light there is a galaxy, each of them containing an additional of billions and billions of stars and where there is a star there might be a planet orbiting it. Feel stupid yet?
Check THIS epic picture. What? More galaxies? What's your point I get ya already! I hear you say. What's so special about this picture that probably is one of my favorite one is that NASA pointed The Hubble telescope at an (what they thought) was a completely empty patch of the sky. They obviously already have a huge gallery of pictures of the universe so they said to themselfs "So many galaxies Robert... it seems endless" "I hear ya John, so many galaxies, billions of them and each of them containing billions of stars and shit" "But there HAS to be a place where it's just complete darkness, like my sex life" "Yeah I suppose, there can't be just endless amounts of galaxies can there?" So what did Robert and John do? They pointed Hubble telescope at what they thought was a complete empty and black patch of sky, they said "can't be anythere there can it?" 12 days of exposure later Hubble sends them this exact picture "FUCK ME EVEN MORE GALAXIES WHAT THE HELL?" they yelled in unison. Again, tons of galaxies with zillions of stars.
And people STILL think "No way man, no aliens brah". Idiots. Now I'm not saying that there are aliens in soucers flying from galaxy to galaxy, that's not what's important. I am talking about LIFE full stop. Animals eating... whatevs they eat on their planet. Fish or birds etc, must be millions of planets filled with life. Just think of the odds of there not beeing any life? It's next to impossible, as far as we know the universe is infinetily big.
Go outside for a sec and hold a pen at arms length towards the sky. The tip of that pen is probably 1mm thick. That tip is covering over 10.000 galaxies... imagine that huh.
The last picture is an epic one though. The Pale Blue Dot. What's that? Let my old friend Carl Saga tell you.
"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."
Now YOU TELL ME where are the only mofos in the universe...
Over and out.
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