“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
—Carl Sagan (1934-1996), American Astrophysicist

Happy New Year. This thought doesn’t just “still” apply today, it’s a more and more vital thought as time goes by.

(Amusing for me as the creator of the Get Out of Hell Free card: this is the site’s 666th post.)

Excellent story at National Geographic: The first person to see the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ image still has it stashed in her closet.


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