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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:59 PM

EVERYBODY !!! - 'Look Again At That Dot...'





Thank you Carl...

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Reply EVERYBODY !!! - 'Look Again At That Dot...' (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2012 OP
ananda Nov 2012 #1
lastlib Nov 2012 #24
WillyT Nov 2012 #27
lastlib Nov 2012 #55
WillyT Nov 2012 #61
lastlib Nov 2012 #62
SnowCritter Nov 2012 #25
WillyT Nov 2012 #43
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
WillyT Nov 2012 #10
Beartracks Nov 2012 #26
WillyT Nov 2012 #36
Beartracks Nov 2012 #40
WillyT Nov 2012 #41
Beartracks Nov 2012 #42
renate Nov 2012 #58
Avalux Nov 2012 #3
Doodler71 Nov 2012 #4
meeshrox Nov 2012 #5
WillyT Nov 2012 #13
rustydog Nov 2012 #6
WillyT Nov 2012 #15
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #7
tibbiit Nov 2012 #8
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #9
bkkyosemite Nov 2012 #11
lastlib Nov 2012 #56
arthritisR_US Nov 2012 #12
Frank Cannon Nov 2012 #14
WillyT Nov 2012 #17
Frank Cannon Nov 2012 #34
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #16
WillyT Nov 2012 #19
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #44
Hosnon Nov 2012 #52
Robb Nov 2012 #18
WillyT Nov 2012 #20
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #29
WillyT Nov 2012 #30
alphafemale Nov 2012 #21
RC Nov 2012 #22
WillyT Nov 2012 #23
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #31
renate Nov 2012 #57
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #60
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #32
WillyT Nov 2012 #35
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #33
WillyT Nov 2012 #37
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #38
WillyT Nov 2012 #39
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #45
WillyT Nov 2012 #46
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #47
WillyT Nov 2012 #49
Lucinda Nov 2012 #48
midnight Nov 2012 #50
upi402 Nov 2012 #51
MADem Nov 2012 #53
Lint Head Nov 2012 #54
lunatica Nov 2012 #59
WillyT Nov 2012 #63
WillyT Nov 2012 #64

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Kinda puts things in perspective, huh?

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 PM

24. Makes the possibility of herpes seem so unimportant, doesn't it?

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Response to lastlib (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 PM

27. Wow...The Mind Is Narrow, No ???






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Response to WillyT (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:38 AM

55. ...guess I should've added....





for the humor-challenged....my bad.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #55)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:42 PM

61. My Apologies... I'm Not Normally Humor Challenged... But A Friend Of Mine Died This Weekend...

Actually two did.

Took the week off the enjoy the election, and relax.

Enjoyed the election.

Relaxed... not so much.

Again... my bad.




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Response to WillyT (Reply #61)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:58 PM

62. my deepest condolences for your loss.

a loss to one is a loss to all.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:26 PM

25. Yep, but this also comes to mind

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Response to SnowCritter (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:24 AM

43. LOL !!! - Perfect !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 PM

2. My dear WillyT...

I've seen that image before, and it never fails to move me.

Such a tiny dot to encompass everything...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:20 PM

10. It Is Why We Are Truly Important To Each Other...

Because.... it's... Just Us.






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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 PM

26. Everything. And yet, almost nothing. n/t

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:20 AM

36. Interesting... Please Help Us Out With Your Pearls Of Wisdom...

If You Can...


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Response to WillyT (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:48 AM

40. Wait - you're being fecetious, aren't you?

I was just engaging in armchair profundity.

But EVERYTHING we are is on that tiny speck, and there's so much more that IS...

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #40)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:09 AM

41. I'm Sorry... It's Been A Long Slog...

"All We Are Is Dust In The Wind..."


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Response to WillyT (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:19 AM

42. No problem. Heckuva week!

"Just a drop of water in an endless sea."

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:45 AM

58. I love that

So true. I'm going to write that down so I don't forget it. It's something to ponder, isn't it?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:02 PM

3. We are all in this together.

And until everyone on this planet realizes that - realizes that the only way we will survive on this planet is to work together, to find common ground, we will eventually be gone.

Celebrate our differences, and at the same time, celebrate our oneness. Just be happy we are fortunate enough to be alive on that little dot.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:03 PM

4. Just a bunch of

Talking hairless apes hurtling through space on an organic space ship. << I read that somewhere but don't remover who to credit. Seems appropriate for this post.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. Thanks WillyT!

Such an inspiring man! This world needs him more than we know!

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Response to meeshrox (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

13. You Are Quite Welcome !!!

:hi

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:05 PM

6. I've always liked this quote! thanks

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Response to rustydog (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:52 PM

15. You Are Quite Welcome !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:06 PM

7. For a minute I thought you had the other dot.

I don't think it works anymore, but it was a global conscience dot. Allegedly fortold of good or evil on the internets. It turned color when the tsunami occurred in Phillipines.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:12 PM

8. Another part of that quote states

(paraphrase) There is no evidence that there is anyone anywhere who will come save us. so we have to save ourselves.
tib

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 PM

9. And that's the part that makes almost all of them do the awful things they do.

 

We really need a 'like' button for comments.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:23 PM

11. I only see us. Where are the other planets and stars?

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

56. the other planets are too far away to be in the field of view....

...other stars are probably outshined by the sun, or maybe just not in the focus of the camera...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:30 PM

12. I miss him, going to take out one of his books

from my bookcases, "The Pale Blue Dot" and read it again. Thanks



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:51 PM

14. When Felix Baumgartner did his record-setting jump...

127,000 feet above the Earth just recently, his last words before jumping were something to the effect of "It is only when you get so high up that you realize just how small you are."

Several Apollo astronauts expressed that same sentiment. Neil Armstrong said,

"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

We are all so fragile and dependent on each other, a lot more than we think. I wish we could all go into space and come to that realization on our own, but failing that, at least we have the wisdom of Carl Sagan and the astronauts to guide us there.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:56 PM

17. Yep... This Was A First... A View Of Our Home... A Lone Blue Marble... No Boundaries Evident...



Peace...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:13 AM

34. That is a great image. From Apollo 8? n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:54 PM

16. We are made from stardust

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:02 PM

19. Yes We Are...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:24 AM

44. Yes!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:57 PM

52. Hydrogen + Time

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:57 PM

18. I can totally see my house from here.

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Response to Robb (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:04 PM

20. Robb Is A Dingbat

True...


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Response to Robb (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:52 PM

29. Can you see Russia from your house?

riddle me that Rob the dingbat.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:54 PM

30. Yep... Trying To Divine The Meaning Was... Meaningless...






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:04 PM

21. kick

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 PM

22. The Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

 





We are at the 9:30 position in the rings

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Response to RC (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:21 PM

23. Thank You For That !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 PM

28. This needs to be kicked and DU Rec'd!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:59 PM

31. Still love it...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

57. oh wow wow wow wow wow

I almost didn't take the time to watch that--so glad I did! Thank you!

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Response to renate (Reply #57)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:33 PM

60. The times of signal travel are way off though. Still,....real eye candy.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 AM

32. You just gotta love him, don't you?

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:16 AM

35. There Was A Great Story From The Actors Involved With The Movie 'Contact'....

They talked about Carl, dying of Cancer at the time, who would stop mid-bite of spaghetti and meatballs... and talk about the Cosmos and what the story of 'Contact' might mean...

And the actors recountened... that when Carl held his fork fully loaded with the afore mentioned meal... and held it there to make a point on science... ALL the actors stopped eating too.. they wanted the information... and did not want their personal needs to interrupt the knowledge that was being imparted.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:12 AM

33. There I am!!! Right there!

See me waving??


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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:22 AM

37. I Saw Ya... You've Lost Weight...

Lookin' good dude...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:24 AM

38. How nice of you to notice!

My butt looks good in those sweats.



Good seein' you, too. (Miss y'all.)

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:34 AM

39. Me (And Us) Too !!!






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

45. Amazing. Thanks for posting. nt

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #45)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:54 PM

46. You Are Quite Welcome !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:11 PM

47. I was 10 when he died...

I got the 10-year anniversary edition of "Cosmos" for my 8th birthday, I adored him as a kid. He got me interested in science.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #47)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:45 PM

49. Cosmos... Changed My Life Forever...



And I am forever in his debt.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:24 PM

48. KNR

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:52 PM

50. Today I was interacting with a seven year old who was cutting and pasting objects onto

some aluminum foil.. She asked me to look at all her constellations she connected, and I was impressed that a seven year old used the word constellation, and even more happy that she is so aware of them... Here is hoping this seven year old becomes another explorer of our solar system...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:55 PM

51. Love this Sagan quote

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:58 PM

53. Great post. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:01 PM

54. At first I thought it was Romney.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:50 AM

59. And when we destroy the planet no one will know

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:37 PM

63. Last Kick From Me...


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Response to WillyT (Reply #63)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:48 PM

64. I Lied... One More...




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