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    Our Pale Blue Dot

    30 years ago NASA upon request from Carl Sagan to turn Voyager 1 around and take one last picture of earth as it left on a long voyage. Carl and his wife, Anne Druyan, developed the concept. I watched this video and thought about the madness of humans' disrespectful behaviour as they focused on their individual prejudices and agendas each living in private self-righteous silo or echo chamber. What utter fools we mortals be! Have we learned anything over these past three decades?

    https://news.cornell.edu/stories/202...-idea-turns-30
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    It is amazing to think that all this turmoil and beauty exists on the same planet. Makes me sad to know that MEN continue to hate and kill and that my grandchildren will no doubt inherit a real mess.

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    [QUOTE=razz;403196]30 years ago NASA upon request from Carl Sagan to turn Voyager 1 around and take one last picture of earth as it left on a long voyage. Carl and his wife, Anne Druyan, developed the concept. I watched this video and thought about the madness of humans' disrespectful behaviour as they focused on their individual prejudices and agendas each living in private self-righteous silo or echo chamber. What utter fools we mortals be! Have we learned anything over these past three decades?

    Thank you, Razz.

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    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts, the first group of humans to orbit the moon, who on the way back home said that he was shocked that he could cover up the entire Earth with his thumb. The entire history of the world was blocked out by a single finger. That must be an awesome experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewomack View Post
    I think it was one of the Apollo 8 Astronauts, the first group of humans to orbit the moon, who on the way back home said that he was shocked that he could cover up the entire Earth with his thumb. The entire history of the world was blocked out by a single finger. That must be an awesome experience.
    I believe that may have been bae's neighbor. The guy whole photographed the most number of people up to that point.

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