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One of the most beautiful (IMHO) pictures ever taken...
There is life in outer space. We are proof positive
Sure, but is it intelligent life, though?
That's a tough question. According to Monty Python's Galaxy song lyrics, there's bugger all down here on earth.
The "Clock of the Long Now", as opposed to the "New York here and now", is intended to hold predictors of near and future techno and scientific advancements more accountable to people living in the future, or some such.
Sci-fi writer Vernor Vinge explains briefly what technological singularity is. And he provides a few scenarios for if and when the singularity does NOT happen over the long now. It could be a mad, mad world either way, if it doesnt happen some time between 2030 and 2040.
That picture is an obvious fake - where's Santa, for instance?
Do you think if we produced a couple of billion copies and dropped them from aircraft over all of the populated areas of that blue sphere ...? (With a note to pin up on walls, framing where possible.)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...
Help us Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re our only hope.
thanks for the reminder;
nota also that the astronauts read from Genesis on the occasion, which would likely be subject to multiple taboos today ...
Wesen ist was Gewesen ist
Where is all the other stars in the sky in that picture?
"watching the tide roll away"
Try taking a photo of the half-moon in a week's time and see if any background stars show up.