In case you haven’t seen it, here is artist Adam Winnik’s lovely animation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot. The voice, of course, is Sagan himself reading from his book. Watch the video, be impressed both by the animation and by the concepts.
The takeaway message from this video is obvious: Everything that has ever happened in human history, from the Peloponnesian War to the first time you fell in love, has all happened on this tiny little speck of dust called Earth.
Perspective, eh? Sagan was a master of it. He blew my mind when I was watching Cosmos in high school, and he continues to blow my mind, nearly fifteen years after his death.
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