You are nothing

Look again at that dot. 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.

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  1. “Traditionally, back to Aristotle, celestial and terrestrial phenomena were made of different stuff and so obeyed related but separate laws of physics; the impetus theory enabled philosophers to include celestial motion into the same theory used to describe terrestrial motion.

    Yet, though impetus theory appears sensible in many ways, it is in contradiction so many things that are observed. Common sense says Aristotle might still be right.

    So, even Buridan retains the traditional view of solid celestial spheres (not planets) being the objects in motion. ”

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