How small and insignificant.

By:  Randy  •  Religion and science  •  9 years ago  •  1 comments

How small and insignificant.

How vast these Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is compared to them.  A very fit consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.

Christiaan Huygens, New Conjectures Concerning the Planetary Worlds, Their Inhabitants and Productions, c 1690


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link   author  Randy    9 years ago

Our day to day and week to week and even year to year problems and issues are meaningless in the vast scheme of things. In the vastness of the Universe.