Feo: the universe

Posted by Feo Amante on Feb 09, 2004 at 10:41

Re: the universe (DA Morgan)

I have to agree with this assessment. The Unniverse is huge. No really. I mean really REALLY big. I mean, you may think that it's a long walk to your chemist on the corner, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen:

The Universe, on a scale compared to humans (and we are not the smallest thing in the Universe - not by a long shot!), is really gargantuan! And even that word doesn't nearly begin to describe just how incredibly vast the Universe is.

What I'm saying here is, the universe is so extraordinarily big, even on the scale of our sun. Hell, even on the scale of our galaxy, that we don't understand anything but a nearly infinitismally small fraction of it.

I mean, we are suprised by the things we discover about our bodies, daily! And we know even less about the world around us, and millionths of decimal places less about our own solar system.

So trying to pretend that we know how the Universe will end is nothing more than an educated guess. But what we are guessing at still makes more sense than all of the myths of the past. The more we learn, the more educated our guesses.

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