Insignificant, moi?

We all stand in wonder in different ways , at different times.  I challenge anyone not to be transfixed by this video.  It manages to capture the scale of whats out there, and I am in awe of the technology that communicates it to us in such an immediate way.  The amount of new understanding , and the depth of knowledge that the human species has managed to gather is astonishing, marvellous and totally inspiring. As Ian Dury said ‘ there ain’t half been some clever bastards’.  After watching it, our significance in the scheme of things may seem pretty negligible, but don’t be down hearted. I think it’s the opposite, it’s liberating.  Precisely because we are insignificant, we are free to make the story of our lives , the way we want it to be told. In Shakespeares words,life is ‘a tale, told by an idiot,full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’  I am grateful to Ilmanfashi on her blog ‘Blind to bounds’ for showing me this .  It is worth sending it out into the ether again, in the hope that more of the world share it.
It continues to fascinate , how artists seem to have always had this sense of wonder, and scientific endeavour adds to the excitement and beauty life offers.  Wherever it explains and illuminates, it leads into new discovery and understanding that deepens our experience.  I love how science and art can walk hand in hand on the journey.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History
Director: Carter Emmart
Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler
Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen
Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott
Music: Suke Cerulo

Boundaries of Space,Time and Evolution

Boundaries
of Space,Time and Evolution

Boundaries of Space,Time and Evolution
contain the stories told, and those unwrit.
Man postures; imagining dominion
beyond what he has, what he is.
What remains demands our wonder,
and wonder yet, that man will speculate
on what may be. Destiny dictates,
by nature neither vile, nor benign; it is,
without design. Man, nor beast, nor bird
fulfil their fate by themselves alone,
but each has the other within their sights.
To see, with eyes and mind wide-open, is
to understand, that nothing is within
the comprehension, but all at stake
to vagaries of Space, Time and Evolution.
Poem by Anne Corr
By Anne CorrBoundaries of Space ,Time and Evolution
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One thought on “Insignificant, moi?

  1. holachiquito

    Thanks for the comment, made me feel a little bit less like I was talking to a wall! AI honestly don’t think a ‘like’ jusitfies how much I genuinely do like this blog. Makes mine feel so pointless and silly, but you really did get me into some deep thinking tonight when I re-read it.

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