Watching "Journey to the edge of the Unverse" on UK channel 'More4'. It describes in words and pictures a virtual dash from the Earth to the outer edge of the known Universe. Huge over-simplifcations, and visual effects that bear no possible resemblance to the reality of Space, but hugely entertaining nonetheless.
- And the quote in the title to this post. Something I've heard many times before, but still something that I find awe inspiring. In terms of the Universe we all exist in the unbelievably short time between the formation of our sun and its death. We are insignificant. I find that strangely comforting. Nothing any of us do or don't do makes any ultimate difference. Maybe that is my equivalent of the Christian forgiveness of sins.